Exclusive: Sanjay Dutt comes without any baggage, says Bhoomi director Omung Kumar

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | UMA RAMASUBRAMANIAN
Published Sep 14, 2017, 12:37 am IST
Updated Sep 14, 2017, 1:36 pm IST
It was only when the two started working closely for Bhoomi that he came to have a fascination with Sanjay.
Omung Kumar directing Sanjay Dutt on the sets.
 Omung Kumar directing Sanjay Dutt on the sets.

Omung Kumar has been working with stars ever since his first film, Mary Kom. He has worked with the likes of Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, but the filmmaker reveals that working with Sanjay Dutt was a different high. 

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It was only when the two started working closely for Bhoomi that he came to have a fascination with Sanjay. Omung states, “I didn’t know Sanjay at all before we started working in Bhoomi. He became my friend during the filming.” He added, “I had to break my conception of him as a star.”

The biggest challenge that posed before Omung was to make Sanjay look like an every day person. He says, “When you work with stars, you have to work around them. But Sanjay doesn’t come with any baggage. Sanjay is very spontaneous, he doesn’t like to rehearse.” 

Directed by Omung, Bhoomi marks Sanjay’s comeback after his incarceration in Yerwada Jail for illegal possession of arms. The film also stars Aditi Rao Hydari.





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