Sanjay Dutt on ‘Bhoomi’: “I am anxious about every release”


With many eagerly awaiting to watch Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film ‘Bhoomi’ (2017), Dutt opens up about his decision on choosing this film and his troubled past.

Talking to DNA India, Dutt explains why he felt ‘Bhoomi’ (2017) was the right film for him. “As an actor I believe in giving my 100%. Bhoomi is a socially relevant film. I believe in Beti Padao, Beti Bachao. In jail someone told me – Baba hum ek taraf, Kaali Ma, Durga Ma ki puja karte hain aur doosri taraf hum stree ke saath aisa karte hain. This is such a shocking contrast. The film has a strong message at the same time Omung Kumar did not want to make the film a docu-drama.”

Dutt shares why he hasn’t shied away from talking about his problems, “I do not know about others but I feel if I have gone through something and come out as a winner then I should I tell my story. There are few who have come out of drug addiction but I have. Our future generation and our kids are being affected by drugs. I want to start rehab centres, talk to the youth and tell them that if I can come out of it anyone can.”

The ‘Zila Ghaziabad’ (2013) actor plays a father in ‘Bhoomi’ (2017) to which Dutt commented on how this type of role is more suited to his age. “I am in no denial about my age. I want to play roles that suit my age like they do in the west. On one side we have Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh and Sidharth Malhotra, on the other side we have Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman Khan who are in a different zone. There is no one in the 50+ mature tough guy zone and that is the space I want to be in.”

Asked how he was feeling about ‘Bhoomi’, Dutt said he was feeling anxious. “I am anxious about every release. I think having a hit at hand is great but if you have a flop, you have to be a man and face it. Don’t change numbers and all that.” He further added, “My biggest fear is losing my freedom. Sometimes freedom is taken for granted and only when you lose it will you know what it truly means!”

‘Bhoomi’ (2017) released in cinemas yesterday.

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