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Sanjay Dutt not interested in being younger on screen


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While top stars are essaying roles younger than their actual age, actor Sanjay Dutt wants to create a new path for himself by playing his age on the silver screen. Post his jail term, Dutt is back with “Bhoomi”, which released today. The “PK” star plays the role of a father to Aditi Rao Hydari’s character.

The actor also has some eight to nine films in pipeline including the next in “Munnabhai” series, “Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3”, “Malang”, “Shiddat”, “Marco Bhau”, “Torbaaz”, Nishikanth Kamath’s untitled film. “I am doing scripts according to my age and which I want to do. I think that is one slot or genre that is not tapped here in India. I want to do that,” Dutt said.

“My thought process changed as I saw my beard getting white while I was in jail. Now I can’t be dancing around trees and dancing around college campus. I want to play roles around my age,” the actor says.

His contemporaries like the three Khans – Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar are romancing younger actresses and while Dutt is more keen to do a “mature love story where there is lot of performance”. “I have played the role of father in ‘Mission Kashmir’ to Hrithik Roshan. My mother did ‘Mother India’ when she was 26, so I think actors who attempt to play the role of a father or mother, they are playing a character. And there is nothing to get scared of.”

Despite a huge line up of interesting films, Dutt says he deliberately chose Omung Kumar directed “Bhoomi” as his comeback film as it had a message despite being a commercial film.