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Sanjay Dutt and Mahesh Manjrekar team up for Hindi remake of Marathi film De Dhakka

News Agencies | Updated on: 29 July 2016, 17:26 IST

Actor Sanjay Dutt will be seen playing the lead role in the Hindi remake of hit Marathi film De Dhakka. The film will go on floors next year.

The news that Sanjay, who turned a year older on Friday, will be a part of the film has been confirmed but the rest of the cast is yet to be finalised.

Under the banner of Sandeep Singh and Omung Kumar's production house Legend Studios, the film will be directed by the actor-director Mahesh Manjrekar, read a statement.

Sanjay walked out a free man from jail earlier this year, 23 years after his legal problems began over his possession of an assault rifle and since then, he has been offered plenty of projects.

Sanjay was to start an untitled film with Siddharth Anand, but it has been delayed. Apart from that, he will also be seen in Total Dhamaal.

If the Marathi version is anything to go by, De Dhakka will be a laughter riot blending with the emotional journey of a family.

Sanjay and Manjrekar have previously worked together in the super hit film Vaastav: The Reality where they created magic on the silver screen and are now looking forward to working together after a long gap.

Manjrekar said: "I was contemplating working with him as I wanted to work on something different, something that would surprise the audience. Then 'De Dhakka' came and I felt it was the perfect subject. Sanjay will have the family audience and youth rooting."


First published: 29 July 2016, 17:26 IST