Sanjay Dutt signs another film with a very interesting storyline
Soon after being a free man from his jail term, actor Sanjay Dutt has been flooded with movie offers, one after the other. The actor, who is already finalised to be a part of ‘Marco Bhau’, ‘Munna Bhai 3’, ‘Dhamaal 3’, a Mahesh Majrekar film and a Siddharth Anand film, isn’t really ready stop there.
According to recent reports, Sanjay has now signed Girish Malik’s next, titled ‘Torbaaz’, in which he will play an army officer whose life changes after he comes across a few child suicide bombers. The director, who last helmed ‘Jal’, is returning after two years with ‘Torbaaz’ which is an action-thriller set in Afghanistan.
The movie deals with the situation of young children and how they are being trained to become suicide bombers across the world. Girish reveals that he had other ideas in mind for a film, but a phone call from Pakistani cricketer, Rameez Raja a year ago changed things. Rameez apparently spoke about an army officer who had lost all hope till he found a new purpose in some Afghani children prepping for the war.
Girish said to a tabloid, “Rameez wanted to weave cricket into a story about reformation and I’ve played along.”
He then had a meeting with producer Raju Chadha (Chairman of Wave Cinemas) and filmmaker Rahul Mittra (CEO of Wave Cinemas) to discuss the film and the two were convinced that Sanjay Dutt will be the right choice for the role of an army officer. Girish reveals, “We met Sanju baba on Thursday, he loved the script and immediately gave a go ahead admitting that he has become choosy about his projects. We were amazed at how organically he blended into the world of ‘Torbaaz’, he’s an extremely intelligent and evolved actor.”
The film is said to go on floors by mid 2017, with the first schedule taking place in the Middle-East.