Since last year, there have been reports about Sanjay Dutt and Farhan Akhtar to be starring in a Hindi remake of Tamil film Jigarthanda. The film will be directed by Nishikant Kamat under the banner of Ajay Devgn’s productions.
Earlier, Farhan had mentioned about the film to a leading Indian daily by stating, “I met Nishikant (Kamat, director of the remake) and he took me through the journey of the film. It’s a big action-comedy-drama, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s something new for me. I liked his last film, Drishyam, and I’ve known Sanju for a really long time. Interestingly, we have similar taste in music, but we’ve never discussed working together. Sanju’s a great chap. I can never base the decision of doing a film on whether it is just about me or not.”
In the film, Sanjay Dutt was supposedly to essay the role of a gangster while Farhan was to essay the role of a struggling filmmaker. But now, reports suggest that Farhan Akhtar has backed out of the project. An official confirmation on the same is awaited. Talking about Farhan Akhtar walking out of the project, a source stated to a leading Indian tabloid, “The deal with Farhan did not work out due to several logistical differences between the actor and the filmmakers.”
Adding further, the source said, “The team is now looking for another actor to step into the role of a struggling filmmaker who sets out to make a documentary on a ruthless gangster.”