Sanjay Dutt: “The idea is to get macho heroes back”

With ‘KGF: Chapter 2’ rewriting box office history and lead star Yash taking home all the accolades, News18 caught up with the main antagonist of the movie, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and asked him how he felt about the massive success of the movie.

Sanjay Dutt shared his happiness about the movie being well received and appreciated but added that the numbers the movie is making does not excite him.

He spoke about the success of South films and how heroic movies need to be revived in Bollywood as well.

‘KGF: Chapter 2’ has been directed by Prashanth Neel and is a sequel to the movie of the same name. The original audio of the movie is in Kannada and the movie also stars Prakash Raj, Raveena Tandon and Srinidhi Shetty. The story, this time around, is about how Rocky (Yash), having established himself as the King of the Gold Fields in Kolar, must try and retain his top spot even as he is up against government officials and other enemies.

Speaking about his work and the state of cinema in general, Actor Sanjay Dutt, told News18, “The last two years have been bad for all of us. So, I hope we are all happy and we make money. At the same time, I don’t think about the numbers. I feel the box-office collections are for producers. As an actor what matters to me the most is that my work should get appreciated. When the audience loves my work, that makes me the happiest.”

Recently, Sanjay Dutt launched his own production house, Three Dimension Motion Pictures and he said that he wants to make movies with heroes who are larger than life similar to the heroes portrayed in recent blockbuster South Indian movies.

Elaborating on this, the actor said, “The idea is to make mass entertainers. The idea is to get the macho hero back. I have been doing action for almost five decades now and along with contemporaries, we started off with the heroism and the heroic roles. I realised we just stopped making such films. And I am trying to revive that.”

To enforce his point, Dutt stated the examples set by movies like ‘RRR’, ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ and ‘KGF: Chapter 2’, and added, “These films are all about heroism and the South industry has been consistently doing it. So why have we forgotten it? I became a hero because of this genre and I feel it has to come back.”

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