Mumbai: Entertainment giant Raju Chadha Chairman Wave Group has signed Sanjay Dutt in award winning director Girish Malik's next titled ‘Torbaaz’.
Sanjay loved the script of the film and immediately gave a go ahead. Dutt has been taking his time to finalise his new slate of films, turning ‘choosy’ as the Bollywood lingo goes.
When quizzed, he confirmed saying "I am keen to be a part of films that are highly content driven. I want to create a memorable slate of films for my fans.”
‘Torbaaz’ is based in Afghanistan and is a story about the child suicide bombers of Afghanistan, who have been trained to believe that killing is a virtue and glory is in afterlife. Sanjay Dutt plays an Army Officer in the film who wants to give these ‘children of war’ a ray of hope. It marks the coming back of a man who has lost everything in life.
"I'm amazed at how easily and organically Sanju got into the world of ‘Torbaaz’. He is a very intelligent and evolved actor who has so much to offer. He was the first choice for me, Rajuji & Rahul", said Girish.
Rahul Mittra, filmmaker & CEO Wave Cinemas said, “It would be a complete surprise for the audiences to see Sanjay Dutt depicting a character that strives to bring change in a world that is torn by generations of war and bloodshed. It is a complex subject which requires a lot of homework and preparation. We are aiming to go on the floors by 2017.”
The idea of the film took germ in the mind of acclaimed cricketer turned commentator Rameez Raja, who got in touch with Malik after watching his first film ‘Jal,’ to put it on screen.
This hard hitting subject blended into the world of cricket, could make for the perfect comeback vehicle for Sanjay Dutt....