Bollywood’s most lovable ‘bhai’ bole toh gangster with a heart – Sanju Baba aka Sanjay Dutt is set to ‘root’ for his ‘roots’ in the Hindi heartland – the state of Uttar Pradesh. While shooting for his home production PRASSTHANAM in Lucknow, The Bollywood star called on the CM of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath early in the morning today.
Accompanied by a close friend & prominent producer Rahul Mittra, Principal Secretary Awneesh Awasthi, along with other top officials from the state and NRI Jay Patel, a discussion on the investment opportunities in UP was discussed at length.
Not many know that Chilbila village, near Allahabad, is the place where Sanjay Dutt’s maternal grandmother Jaddan Bibi came from and Sanjay Dutt ( lovingly called Sanju or baba) shared this with the CM and offered to adopt the village to which CM and Avneesh Awasthi immediately said yes.
Apart from this filmmaker, Rahul Mittra suggested a film festival in the state to further propagate art, culture & cinema in the state to which CM was glad to offer his support. The CM also urged Mittra & Sanjay to explore Bundelkhand region for their upcoming films. Sanju s upcoming biopic SANJU starring Ranbir Kapoor was also discussed. The meeting took place for 30 long minutes and the CM was reportedly in a great jovial mood discussing diverse issues and offering full support to the actor-producer duo. Mittra was incidentally the first producer to get a subsidy for his 2013 Saif Ali Khan starrer BULLET RAJA and was a star speaker at the recently concluded UP investor's summit and is the producer of Sanjay Dutt’s upcoming SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER 3 & TORBAAZ