FB Live: Sanjay Dutt’s ‘Bhoomi’ Is a B’day Gift for Daughter

Sanju baba is back and this time, it’s definitely with a bang. The trailer launch of Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film Bhoomi was a star-studded event and a double celebration, because it was his daughter Trishala’s birthday.

Sanjay Dutt, ActorIt is an important day for Trishala and we all miss her. We all wish she was here, but it is her birthday and it was the best day for the trailer to be launched.

Trishala couldn’t be in Mumbai in person but she did send an emotional message for her father on their big day.

Trishala Dutt, Sanjay Dutt’s daughter (via a voice note)Dear Daddy Duke, it feels so nice to know that you chose to launch the trailer of Bhoomi on my birthday as a surprise. It means so much to me that you chose the father-daughter relationship as your comeback film. I am really, really proud of you dad, more than you know. I am really blessed to be a part of you, I love you forever.

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Aditi Rao Hydari, Ranbir Kapoor, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani and director Omung Kumar cheered for the actor on stage. Bhoomi is based on a father-daughter relationship and during the launch event, Dutt shared his experiences of filming after a long time and what he missed the most about Bollywood.

Coming back to films was like coming back home. The cameras, the lights and the hustle and bustle of the sets... I was nervous as first but after one dialogue got approved, I was good to go.

Sanjay Dutt at the trailer launch of Bhoomi.
Sanjay Dutt poses in front of a giant poster of Bhoomi.

When Sanjay Dutt was asked about if his working style has changed any way after his return from prison, he jibed:

I don’t see the script, I don’t rehearse, I just do what comes in my way. I was like that before and I am still the same.

Aditi Rao Hydari with Sanjay Dutt and Omung Kumar.

Adti Rao Hydari, who plays Dutt’s on-screen daughter, was full of praise for him.

Aditi Rao Hydari, ActorBhoomi is really blessed to have her baba. He looks very intimidating but I always say that he is the Big Friendly Giant. He has made me laugh in a scene just when I was weeping for another scene.

Though Bhoomi marks his big comeback, a film that Dutt really wanted to be in is the Hollywood’s signature superhero flick Batman. This cracked up Ranbir Kapoor, who will be essaying his character in Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming biopic.

Hum sath sath hain moment for Sanjay’s friends and FAMILY.

Rajkumar Hirani, who has given Sanjay Dutt one of his biggest hit Muna Bhai and now is directing a biopic on Sanjay Dutt’s life, revealed that Sanjay Dutt unfolded his entire life in front of him.

Rajkumar HiraniSanjay Dutt opened all the cards about his life in front of me and said I could take whatever I want to.

Dutt feels his life has always been an open book.

Sanjay DuttMy life has always been open in public, I have nothing to hide and I had nothing to hide ever. 

While not revealing much about Hirani’s much-awaited biopic, Ranbir did talk about what it took him into get into Dutt’s heart, mind and psyche, and why that process was rather challenging.

Ranbir Kapoor, ActorOne man cannot live like that in just one life. I felt like it is a science-fiction, I couldn’t really believe one man can do so much in one life. When Sanjay Sir invited me for the trailer launch, I felt like it’s the trailer launch of my own movie. 

Ranbir gives us a Shami Kapoor look.
Ranbir and Sanju Baba share a hug.

So who are his toughest critics? Sanjay Dutt gives that credit to his wife Manyata, sister Priya Dutt and filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra. He also talked about the things he has learnt from his wife.

Sanjay confessed he is scared of his wife and sister.

One thing that I have learnt from Mnayata is anger and that I have shown in the movie. I am actually scared of Manyata, Priya, Vidhu Sir. They are my biggest critics and do criticise my work when they don’t like it.  

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