Sanjay Dutt on Sanju vs Sanju: ‘It’s interesting I’m pitted against Ranbir Kapoor who played me in Sanju’ ’

Sanjay Dutt, who acted in the role of an antagonist in his latest movie KGF Chapter 2, is ready to return with the character of yet another villain Sher Singh- in the much-anticipated movie Shamshera. Dutt will be glimpsed with Ranbir Kapoor for the first time on the silver screen and the actor is excited about it. Since Ranbir acted the role of Sanjay in his biopic ‘Sanju’, the actor told it will be quite intriguing for the audience to watch them as it will be ‘Sanju Vs Sanju.’

The Munnabhai MBBS star recently revealed that he was thrilled to know that he pitted opposite Ranbir in Shamshera. He told, “It is also quite interesting that I’m pitted against Ranbir, who played me in Sanju. So, the on-screen enmity between him and me becomes all the more interesting for people. Ranbir is a brilliant actor but this film sees him in a new gaze. His boyish charm is inimitable, but in this film, he is a man who finds his footing and looks glorious on screen.”

Sanjay Dutt is also working with filmmaker Karan Malhotra after Agneepath where the star played ruthless villain Kancha. The PK actor is expecting that audiences will shower him with similar affection as Shudh Singh in Shamshera.

Talking about Karan, Sanjay tells, “Karan always creates a larger-than-life villain. Be it my character Kancha in Agneepath and now as Shuddh Singh, he knows how to present an antagonist. Personally, I hope he keeps creating more exciting villains for me. He’s someone who hasn’t left the commercial zone of Indian cinema and I have full faith that with Shamshera he has whipped up a winner.”

Directed by Karan Malhotra, the movie is set to release in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu on July 22, 2022. Shamshera commemorates Ranbir’s return to the screen after 4 years after the release of his 2018 movie, Sanju.