January 25, 2011 04:18:28 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
In his last release NO PROBLEM, Suniel Shetty shared screen space with Sanjay Dutt in NO PROBLEM. Even before this comic affair, the duo has collaborated on number of films both in front and behind the camera. In an industry where the biggest of bonds break in a matter of months, Suniel Shetty reaffirms that his loyalties with Sanju baba are going to be intact.
"Sanju and I have been together for way too long for us to be any doubtful about how future would look. I have made it quite clear in the past as well that my loyalties lie with him," says Suniel Shetty who didn't think twice before parting ways from film maker Sanjay Gupta when the latter had an issue with Dutt.
As a result of this tussle, things strained between Shetty and Gupta. The issue reached its peak when Gupta ripped apart MISSION ISTANBUL - a film which was produced by the former - as well as its director Apoorva Lakhia. Ever since then, the duo hasn't worked together as battle lines have been drawn with Shetty clearly aligning himself with Dutt.
"I could have been cordial with Gups (Sanjay Gupta) as well had it not trashed my film even before it went on floors. If he had a problem with Dutt and Lakhia, he could have spoken with them but he didn't do that," says Shetty, "Meanwhile I continue to stick to Sanju not because he is a star but because of the kind of relationship that I share with him and his wife Maanyata. Anything for them, really!"
Rest assured, Sanju baba and wife Maanyata would be glad to hear that!