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Sanjay Dutt celebrates child actor’s birthday on sets of Torbaaz in Kyrgyztan
Sanjay Dutt has been posting snapshots from the shoot on Instagram
Sanjay Dutt on Torbaaz sets in Kyrgyztan
Sanjay Dutt has resumed shooting for Girish Malik’s Torbaaz in Kyrgyztan. After a stint of shooting last year in the central Asian country, there was buzz that the film was riddled with production issues. The project is now back on track. Dutt has been posting snapshots from the shoot on Instagram. He celebrated the birthday of one of the child actors, Wahib Iqbal Kapadia, on the set recently.
With the teaser of Sanju having released last week, Ranbir Kapoor ‘s seamless transformation into Sanjay Dutt has been appreciated by his fans and naysayers alike. While director Rajkumar Hirani was convinced that only Kapoor could do justice to the multi-dimensional character, the actor revealed that he was initially hesitant about taking up the role.
“When Raju sir [Hirani] told me about this film, my first instinct was that I won’t be able to do this. I felt I didn’t have the courage and the acting chops to pull off this role. This is not just an acting gig for me. I took up this film as an opportunity to be part of a story of someone whom I consider my icon,” said Ranbir Kapoor of the project that will arguably go on to become one of the landmark films of his career.
Although he knew Sanjay Dutt socially, Kapoor said the script brought to the fore the different facets of the star that he was otherwise unaware about. “As a family friend, I have always known a different Sanjay Dutt. As his fan, I knew him as a style icon, knew his mannerisms and his swag. But when I read the script, it shocked me. From his drug [abuse] to his terrorism controversy, from his equation with his father [Sunil Dutt] to how the passing away of his mother [Nargis Dutt] affected him, everything shocked me.”
The biopic, which also stars Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Paresh Rawal and Manisha Koirala in prominent roles, sees Kapoor sport six different looks as he traces Dutt’s journey from a 22-year-old debutant in Rocky (1981) to his release from jail in 2016. Talking about the physical transformation that he had to undergo for different portions of the movie, Kapoor said, “The shooting of the film was spaced out, so we had enough time to prepare. After every segment, I almost had a month to prepare for the next avatar. So, in that sense, it wasn’t difficult at all.”