Karan Malhotra recalls Sanjay Dutt working on ‘Shamshera’ while battling cancer

‘Shamshera’ director Karan Malhotra spoke about Sanjay Dutt and his upcoming movie and how the veteran actor was battling cancer while he was shooting for the period drama.

‘Shamshera’ is by no means the first movie that Sanjay Dutt worked on after recovering from cancer, but he did film a few scenes from the movie after he was declared cancer free.

Karan Malhotra recalled how it was to work with Sanjay Dutt and called him a “superman”.

As reported by HT, Sanjay Dutt was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in August 2020. Recalling it, Karan Malhotra said, “The news that Sanjay sir had been diagnosed with cancer came to all of us like a huge shock. We had no idea about it. He was talking, behaving and working like nothing has happened. I guess that’s why he is where he is today, having conquered this too. Sanjay sir doesn’t let anything get the better of him. He is an inspiration on the sets for everyone.”

Karan continued to praise Dutt and said, “Having given so many years of his life to his craft, Sanjay sir leads from the front and his demeanour shows us all how to conduct ourselves on the set. He went about shooting Shamshera with the attitude that there is nothing he can’t conquer. He never mentioned what he was going through personally. He kept the mood on the set light.”

Karan further called Sanjay Dutt a “superman” for winning his battle against cancer all the while with a smiling face. He added, “There is no one like him. I’m indebted for his support towards Shamshera. He is a constant guide and a mentor to me.”

This is Sanjay Dutt’s first collaboration with Ranbir Kapoor who has another first in his movie career – playing a double role for the first time ever.

The movie is a period drama set in the 19th century and set in the fictitious city of Kaza, India. The movie will release in theatres on July 22, 2022. Sanjay Dutt’s last release was the massively popular, ‘KGF: Chapter 2’.



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