Actor Sanjay Dutt is reuniting with Madhuri Dixit after a hiatus of 25 years. While their characters in Abhishek Varman‘s Kalank may or may not be in a romantic angle, the two can be seen together in various scenes and that’s enough to get their fans excited about the film. Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit reportedly share a troubled past. The rumours have always been rife in the industry that the two dated each other for a while before Dutt went on to serve his jail term. Both the actors, who are now above 50-year-old, seem to have put all that behind though.
Their chemistry during the promotions of Kalank was visibly nice. And now, Dutt has himself come out to mention that things have changed and they share a good bond today. In an interview with Mid-Day, the actor commented on working with Madhuri after such a long time and he revealed that even though he was nervous initially, the Dhak Dhak girl turned everything easy for him. Dutt went on to praise Madhuri for her ‘terrific command’ over acting and also revealed that he made his kids – Shahraan and Iqra meet Madhuri on the sets of Kalank. He was quoted by the daily saying, “It was great to work with her again. I was a little nervous, but she made things easy.”
Earlier, while announcing Kalank, Karan Johar had revealed that the story of the film was actually conceived by his father, late filmmaker Yash Johar, and therefore, it’s very special to him. Even Sanjay Dutt recalled the moment when he first heard about the film’s story from Yash Johar himself. The actor said, “During the shoot of Gumrah (1993), Yash uncle had briefly mentioned about the story. Dharma Productions is like family; so when Karan approached me with the film, I had to do it.”
The actor’s character in the film has been described as the patriarch, Balraj Chaudhary, who keeps rules and values above everything else. Sanjay Dutt said that he found an emotional connect with his character because even his father, Sunil Dutt, came from Pakistan during partition and his real name was Balraj Dutt.
Apart from Madhuri and Sanjay, Kalank also features Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur in the important roles. The film is slated to hit the screens on April 17.