Actor Sanjay Dutt, who completed the jail sentence in February, has finally signed his next movie and is set to make a comeback with Omung Kumar's Bollywood film titled Bhoomi.
Sanjay Dutt, who was last seen in Aamir Khan's PK, was released from Yerwada Central Jail on 25 February 2016 after serving a five-year sentence. He was said to be looking for a good script for his comeback film ever since then. Yesterday, he made an official announcement about this movie.
In a statement released to the media, Sanjay Dutt confirmed that he is teaming up with Omung Kumar for his upcoming film Bhoomi. "I have been looking for scripts that went beyond my screen persona. I wanted to do something vulnerable yet powerful. Bhoomi is an emotional and sensitive drama that explores the relationship between a father and daughter," Sanjay's statement read.
Director Omung Kumar has won a National Film Award for his movie Mary Kom and he also received critical acclaim for his last venture Sarbjit, starring Randeep Hooda and Aishwarya Rai. Now, he is set to direct Sanjay Dutt in Bhoomi. Besides direction, he is also producing the movie with Bhushan Kumar and Sandeep Singh under the banners of Legend Studios and T-Series.
Omung Kumar says that Bhoomi promises to portray the charismatic Dutt in a yet unseen avatar. "This one will keep the audience taut and on the edge of their seats. Bhoomi is an emotional, revenge drama that centres around the relationship between a father and daughter," the director said.
Bhoomi will go on the floors in 2017 and the film will be shot extensively in Uttar Pradesh in February. Producers Bhushan Kumar and Sandeep Singh are excited about the movie. "Sanjay Dutt's versatility as an actor will be on display with Bhoomi. I am personally looking forward to this film," Bhushan said.
"Baba (Sanjay Dutt) believed in the script from the day he heard it and has been the driving force behind this film. Bhoomi is a story that will buckle the trend. We are delighted that Sanjay Dutt is making a comeback through Bhoomi," producer Sandeep Singh said.