We said earlier that Sanjay Dutt will began shoot of his next after BHOOMI – the third franchise of the quirky mobster comedy SAHEB, BIWI AUR GANSTER by the first week of September, we know that you have been waiting for the latest and the reason why the shoot has still not commenced. Here is the twist in the tale. A search for the mama papa for ‘Baba’ was on and finally the shoot will now commence. Read on.
NAFISA ALI, SANJAY DUTT AND KABIR BEDI
A source informs that an interesting last minute twist in the tale of the third franchise resulted in the delay. Adding more excitement and a dip in nostalgia to the quirky mobster flick, veteran actors and hotness quotient during their times – Kabir bedi and Nafisa Ali are added to the cast and crew making it more and more interesting.
The source close to the production house says that Sanjay Dutt’s father – late Sunil Dutt an actor and politician desired to have Nafisa Ali who won many hearts with her fabulous performance in the 1979 film JUNOON that starred in Sashi Kapoor’s powerful cult period drama JUNOON DIRECTED BY Shyam Benegal. The 1979 film shares a rare moment that sees Shashi Kapoor as the protagonist featuring with his wife Jennifer Kendal and children Karan Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, and Sanjana Kapoor. Nafisa played the role of Jennifer’s daughter in the film.
Nafisa was last seen in Deol’s YAMLA, PAGLA DEEWANA in 2011. Though Nafisa was part of the assembled cast of J.P. Dutta’s 1993 multi starrer KSHATRIYA, that had Sanjay Dutt along with icons like Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna etc, Sanjay Dutt nad Nafisa Ali didn’t share the screen together. This film is set to realize the dream of Sanjay Dutt’s father Sunil Dutt.
Kabir Bedi who was last seen as the villain in MOHENJO DARO starring Hrithik Roshan will play Sanjay Dutt’s father in the movie. Interestingly, Kabir Bedi played Sanjay Dutt’s father in Feroz Khan’s 1992 YALGAAR when Sanjay Dutt’s stardom was at his peak. Kabir Bedi also featured in Mani Shankar’s 2004 RUDRASH as Ved Pujan, the movie also starred Sanjay Dutt and Suniel Shetty.
Both Nafisa Ali and Kabir Bedi had made headlines during their times regarding their looks and in the film both will be essaying the role of royals adds the source. The casting of Nafisa and Bedi is the cause for delay and the Tigmanshu Dhulia directed quirky mobster adventure will now kick start from 21st of September in Bikaner (Rajasthan). Jimmy Sheirgill and Mahie Gill are retained as Sahib and Biwi. Chitrangda Singh will play Sanjay Dutt’s love interest.
The gangster series SAHEB, BIWI AUR GANGSTER is presented by Raju Chadha, Chairman Wave Group & produced by Rahul Mittra and Tigmanshu Dhulia. The series is penned by Sanjay Chouhan & Tigmanshu Dhulia.