Sanjay Dutt Dedicates his First Marathi Production ‘Baba’ to Sunil Dutt
Sanjay Dutt paid tribute to yesteryear legend and his dad Sunil Dutt for always being there for him through thick and thin. He called him his ultimate pillar of support
Whether it is his drug addiction, career lows or divorces, Bollywood’s Sanju (Sanjay Dutt) has always come out clean about matters related to his personal and professional life. Similarly, the actor has never hesitated from speaking about his love-hate relationship with his father and yesteryear legend, Sunil Dutt. Snippets from their relationship were also seen in Rajkummar Hirani’s block buster film Sanju. Last month, Sanjay shared the cutest throwback picture on Instagram, with his dad, calling him his pillar of strength. In a more recent development, the superstar has dedicated his first Marathi production to his late father. Titled ‘Baba’, Sanjay revealed it holds a special place in his heart.
He took to the photo-sharing platform on Tuesday, uploading a poster of his maiden Marathi project. "Dedicating our first Marathi film 'Baba' to the person who remained steadfast in my life through everything! Love you dad," Sanjay captioned the image, in which a young boy is seen sitting on the rear passenger seat of his father's bicycle, against the backdrop of a farm.
‘Baba’ features Deepak Dobriyal, Nandita Dhuri Patkar and child artist Aaryan Menghji in lead roles, read a statement. The film is co-produced under Sanjay's banner Sanjay S Dutt Productions, along with Blue Mustang Creations. Directed by Raj R Gupta, Baba is scheduled for release on August 2. Sanjay’s character in his latest outing, Kalank also bears similarities to his father’s real-life persona. The actor, who plays Balraj in the film, earlier shared how his avatar has an emotional connection to his father and his roots in Pakistan. “It is also a coincidence that my character is named Balraj, which is my father’s real name. He too came from Pakistan during Partition, so it holds immense sentimental value.” In Kalank, Sanjay also shared screen space with veteran artist Madhuri after more than two decades.