In all these decades in the industry, Sanjay Dutt has never done a hardcore political thriller. But now that he’s had a taste of netagiri, Dutt is
ready for the challenge. This may just work wonders for Sanjay’s career. Sanjay, who returned to Mumbai after two months of shooting in Cape Town, has set aside all his assignments to act in a new film that promises to revamp his political image.
The untitled thriller, set in real time, will have no songs and frills and only has three main characters who never come face to face.
The film which will be directed by the Hyderabad-based Mani Shankar (whose last espionage film Mukbiir was critically acclaimed) is about siphoning and laundering of trillions of dollars from India and being placed in unknown locations the world over.
Sanjay Dutt and Irrfan Khan play two government agents from different walks of life who come together to raise Rs 32,000 crore in two hours.
The two-hour thriller will unfold in real time from 11 am to 1 pm.
Even more interestingly, Kangna Ranaut, who teams up with Dutt for the first time, never meets Dutt in the film.
The film, to be produced by Sohail Makhlai, brings back Mani Shankar to Mumbai to team up with Sanjay Dutt with whom he had last done the disastrous Rudra.
Mani, reluctant to reveal anything, says, “I’m under a confidentiality clause. But the film is partly based on what I saw and heard when I was on the staff in the Prime Minister’s office between 1994-1995. As part of his advisory team during my travels all over the world with the PM, I heard things that never left my mind. I knew some day I’d make a film about what I knew from the whispers in the corridors of power.”
The expose, when put on screen, promises to blow the lid off many international financial scandals where India has been involved.
Dutt, of course, is rejoicing. He gets to play a man who takes on the politicians from the inside