Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta set to helm another gangster drama


Image Source: Exhibit Magazine
Image Source: Exhibit Magazine

Known for helming such successful gangster films as Kaante (2002), Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007) and Shootout at Wadala (2013), filmmaker Sanjay Gupta is gearing up to call the shots for yet another gangster film. The director has just announced his next project, saying he wanted to make it since 2013.

Sanjay is yet to announce the title of his next gangster movie. What we know so far is that the yet-to-be-titled project is inspired by the history of Mumbai. It will be a fictionalized account based on real-life events. The city of Mumbai never ceases to inspire Gupta and his next is also coming from the underbelly of the maximum city.

Spilling some more beans on the upcoming project, Sanjay Gupta told an Indian daily, “It is a space that has always intrigued me. The story of this city that we live in has its roots in several key events like the mills shutting down and the first ever murder of an industrialist, which became one of the key factors that changed Bombay into Mumbai. I have always enjoyed documenting the history of this city’s underbelly. It has taken me a while to research the subject and put everything in place.

The hit filmmaker goes on to add that the casting of his next film is yet to be locked, but his team is looking at rolling the cameras sometime in July or August. “We are yet to complete the casting, but we are going on floors in July-August this year,” he signs off.

Sanjay Gupta last helmed Kaabil (2017). Starring superstar Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam in principal roles, the movie was an instant hit at the box-office. Gupta is returning to the director’s chair after a gap of two and a half year. We wish him loads of luck for his next venture.