Rohit Shetty to direct film for Dutt`s production house
Mumbai: Director Rohit Shetty has agreed to do a film for the production company of actor Sanjay Dutt, who is currently in jail.
The `Chennai Express` director is the second filmmaker, after Prabhudeva, to be roped in by Sanjay Dutt Productions.
"Rohit Shetty will do a film for Sanjay Dutt`s production house. The film will go on floors in 2016. We are yet to decide on the genre, the subject and actors for this (untitled) film," a source said.
Dutt, 54, is currently in Pune`s Yerawada jail, where he is serving his remaining three years and six months sentence in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. In Dutt`s absence, his wife Manyata is managing the production house.
Previously, Shetty and Dutt have worked in a comedy film, `All The Best`.
Shetty, currently one of the top notch Bollywood directors, has previously made mass entertainers like ‘Golmaal’ series and ‘Singham’. His latest venture ‘Chennai Express’, an action-comedy film features Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead, is set for August 9 release.
A few days back, Dutt`s firm had signed choreographer- director Prabhudeva for a project.
At presently, Sanjay Dutt Productions is working on ‘Hasmukh Pighal Gaya’, a film being directed by debutante Sejal Shah.