Sanjay Dutt to rope in Ranbir Kapoor for ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ remake

Updated: Feb 12, 2011, 17:42 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Sanjay Dutt is leaving no stone unturned to make a big splash in Bollywood. The actor, who had an eventful personal life, is fast heading towards an interesting professional life.

Buzz has it that apart from launching his first home production ‘Rascals’, Sanjay is also working in the 1982 classic ‘Satte Pe Satta’ in addition to remaking late Sunil Dutt starrer ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (1963) with Ranbir Kapoor in the lead.

Talking to a daily on his newfound plans, Sanjay said “Thankfully for me, I have good partners in my first film, ‘Rascals’ Sanjay Ahluwalia and Vinay Choksey. Similarly, I am making ‘Satte Pe Satta’ with Soham Shah and Ashtavinayak. I am enjoying this process of being a producer and I will be making a lot more films in the near future. When I started my production house I wanted David (Dhawan) to make the first film, as I am very close to him.”

Apparently, out of the entire oeuvre of films his father acted in, Sanjay wishes to remake ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’, a film in which his father played a dacoit. However, Sanjay wants to give it a contemporary treatment. “The story will now be based in Mumbai and the protagonist will be more of a gangster than a dacoit,” he said.

Interestingly, Sanjay does not want to act in the film and feels that he is too old for the role and added, “I think Ranbir is the ideal choice for the film. I have been telling him that he should do a macho film. Romantic films are okay but a hero should look like a hero on screen. Ranbir and I work out together and he is a very cultured and decent boy.”