Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt will be seen in the remake of "Khalnayak." Pictured: Sanjay DuttPR Handout

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt had mesmerised with his performance as Ballu Balaram in the 1993 release "Khalnayak." The recent buzz is that the "Munnabhai MBBS" actor will reprise his character in the sequel as well.

Earlier, it had been reported that Tiger Shroff and Ranveer Singh might star in the movie, but Subash Ghai, director of the 1993 release, rubbished the rumours. According to a Filmfare report, Subash has said that Sanjay will be reviving his iconic character Ballu Balaram in the sequel, "Khalnayak Returns." To helm the project, a young director will be roped in, but Subash will be creatively involved in the music, characterisation and workshop for the actors.

"Khalnayak" was about the escape and attempt to capture a terrorist Ballu (played by Sanjay Dutt) by Inspector Ram (Jackie Shroff) and his girlfriend officer Ganga (Madhuri Dixit). It will be interesting to see Sanjay in his popular character again, but it is not sure whether Jackie and Madhuri will also reprise their roles.

Last year, it was reported that Subash had sold the rights of the movie to Sanjay Leela Bhansali. "Many producers have approached me for the rights of 'Khalnayak'. Sanjay also expressed his wish to remake the film. We had to negotiate the price. But he got busy," the Hindustan Times had quoted Subash as saying.

Subash had earlier sold rights of films like "Hero" and "Ram Lakhan" as well. Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty were introduced in the industry with the remake of "Hero," which was produced by Salman Khan. And, Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty were supposed to collaborate for the remake of "Ram Lakhan," but the project has been kept on hold for a long time.

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