Sanjay Dutt all set to switch from actor to producer

Updated: May 12, 2010, 14:31 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: After his political aspirations fizzled without a trace, Sanjay Dutt is back to his first love, movies. The actor is all set to revive his production house and has got five esteemed directors on-board for making a production comeback. The actor has signed David Dhawan, Rohit Jugraj, Soham Shah, Milan Luthria and Apurva Lakhia to make films for him.

Confirming the news, the actor said, “The directors were signed almost a year and a half ago. My election campaigning delayed my pending shoots. I thought I should complete those projects first — and they were all multi-star, big budget films (Blue, All the Best, No Problem, Knockout, Lamha). So I had to put my plans for home productions on hold. It would have been unfair to start at the cost of other producers.”

So what kind of films will Dutt make? “I have a passion for acting and filmmaking. I have worked in all sorts of movies: action, romance, comedy. I want to make good commercial cinema, never mind the genre. Maybe even parallel cinema, the kind my father used to love,” said Sanjay.

“I will complete my pending commitments and then adjust dates for my banner. I have been doing three to four movies a year. From this year onward, I will reduce one outside production and start doing one of my home productions instead,” added the actor.

Speaking about his role of a producer, Dutt added, “We have a fixed staff, headed by Dharam Oberoi, while the rest are change from production to production. We have a professional team for every department; considering today’s market, I know I need a strong business team and not just a creative one.”