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Omung Kumar on directing Sanjay Dutt’s Bhoomi: Initially I was just producing the film

Bhoomi is the comeback film of Sanjay Dutt, which also features Aditi Rao Hydari and is helmed by filmmaker Omung Kumar.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 12, 2017 10:50 IST ]
Sanjay Dutt, Bhoomi
Sanjay Dutt on the poster of Bhoomi

Omung is excited about his upcoming venture Bhoomi, the much-awaited comeback film of Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt. Initially Omung was just producing the film and later things changed when Sanjay suggested that he should direct the film.

What made him choose Sanjay for playing the angry father, Kumar told IANS: "Initially I went to Sanjay sir along with Sandeep (Singh, writer and one of the producers of the film) to narrate few stories that we had. 

"Out of them, Sanjay showed interest in Bhoomi. He liked the script and he wanted it to be his comeback film. We were so happy to know that," he said. "Then, he asked me if I would like to direct the film -- who would say no to that? Directing Sanjay Dutt is a dream for any director. So I said yes. It is an honour for me to work with him," said Omung. Whether National Award winning film "Mary Kom" or "Sarabjit", the filmmaker has always worked with big stars of Bollywood, like Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and now Sanjay Dutt.

While using star power has always helped him to reach out to a larger audience with sensitive stories, asked about what audience can expect from "Bhoomi", Omung said: "A new Sanjay Dutt, that we have never seen before, as a performer. "He is playing his age and the role is highly performance oriented. I offered an actor a role that he has never done before, something that will be marked as iconic for the next 10 years of his journey as a performer," he said.

The film "Bhoomi" is releasing on September 22.

(With IANS Inputs)

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