MUMBAI: Actor Sanjay Dutt will be seen essaying the role of an army officer in director Girish Malik’s next, titled Torbaaz.
Dutt loved the idea of Torbaaz and immediately gave a go ahead. In the film the actor plays an army officer who wants to give the ‘children of war’ a ray of hope, a release issued here said.
“I am keen to be a part of films that are highly content driven. I want to create a memorable slate of films for my fans,” Sanjay Dutt said in a statement here.
“Torbaaz” is based in Afghanistan and is a story about child suicide bombers of Afghanistan, who have been trained to believe that killing is a virtue and glory is in an afterlife. The film is produced by Raju Chadha and Rahul Mittra.
“I am amazed at how easily and organically Sanju got into the world of ‘Torbaaz’. He is a very intelligent and evolved actor who has so much to offer. He was the first choice for me,” Girish said.
Recently Sanjay Dutt had visited Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee.
“After what happened to me in the 1993 incident, Didi (elder sister – as Banerjee is affectionately called) was the only one who supported me. After that I always wanted to come to Kolkata and thank Didi. Because no one had supported me back then. Only Shatrughan Sinha and Didi were by my side,” Sanjay had told the reporters then.
Torbaaz is likely to go on floors by 2017.