Sanjay Dutt is undeniably a power house of talent and has been for as long as we can remember. While he holds a plethora of super hit films to his credit, there are some that remain his forever favourite. These include the Munna Bhai franchise and his 1981 Bollywood debut Rocky. However, not many know the project that really helped him to become the icon that he is today and gave him the real sense of what it means to be an actor. According to Sanju, it was none other than the 1999 film Vaastav, which gave him multiple lessons to take home. Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, the crime drama saw the actor as an unemployed boy Raghu who transforms into a feared man in the Mumbai underworld.
The film, along with Dutt’s performance, was well-received by critics and audiences alike. Taking to Twitter this week, Dutt wrote, “Celebrating 20 years of #Vaastav, a film which gave me the real sense of being an actor.” The 60-year-old actor also shared the famous "pachaas tola" scene with late actor Reema Lagoo, who played his mother in the film and someone he was extremely attached to.
Earlier, Sanjay revealed that he is fervently waiting to start shooting for the much-awaited third installment of Munna Bhai film series. “I pray to God it happens soon but this should be asked from Mr Raju Hirani (Raj Kumar Hirani) director of Munna Bhai series. I think he would be in a better position to answer this question. I am eagerly waiting to start shooting,” he said. Dutt, who was accompanied by his wife Maanayata, was interacting with the media at the trailer launch of Baba in Mumbai. Since making his B-town debut with Rocky, he has been a part of multiple memorable films including Naam, Khalnayak, Vaastav: The Reality, Mission Kashmir, Munna Bhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munna Bhai and many more.