Sanjay Dutt flies helicopter in Himachal

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt created a stir when he flew a helicopter over a village in Himachal Pradesh with co-passengers Suneil Shetty, Ajay Devgan and Bobby Deol.

For the last three weeks, the actors have been shooting for Mani Shankar's film "Tango Charlie" in and around this popular, presently snow covered, resort.

Sanjay flew the chopper over a scenic village where Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has a house and has been spending his summer holidays since the 1970s.

The film is based on the autobiography of a member of the Border Security Force.

Police had a difficult time controlling huge numbers of tourists and residents who gathered in Prini village on the outskirts of Manali to watch the multistarrer crew shoot a dramatic helicopter scene in Vajpayee's village Sunday.

Earlier Saturday, both Sanjay and Suniel came out shopping in the bazaar of Manali. Barely had they stepped out of their cars when scores of fans surrounded them for autographs and pictures. The two obligingly mingled with the crowds.

Other cast members are Lara Dutta, Kim Sharma, Tanisha and Aditya Pancholi.