Mumbai: Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, who has ended his fued with former friend Sanjay Dutt, says he is keen to work with the actor again and says he is missing him for every role.
Dutt and Gupta met on the sets of `Thanedar` and became friends. Dutt gave a break to Gupta with `Aatish` after which they both worked together in several films. Subsequently, they formed a production company White Feather Films but had a fall-out during the making of `Shootout At Lokhandwala` in 2007.
"I am missing Sanjay Dutt for every role," Gupta told reporters here last evening at the music launch of `Shootout at Wadala`, a prequel to `Lokhandwala`.
Dutt terminated his professional and personal partnership with Gupta in 2007 amid allegations of financial bungling within the production company they had partnered since 2001.
The fallout was so bitter that in an interview, Gupta had reportedly said that he would never be friends with Dutt in this life. To which Dutt had replied, Why only this life...We can`t be friends in any of my future lives."
But Dutt and Gupta patched up at Amitabh Bachchan`s 70th birthday bash last year.
Dutt played an uber cool gangster in many of Gupta`s films like `Khauff`, `Kaante`, `Musafir`, `Dus Kahaniyaan`, which earned him the tag of the `Deadly Dutt`.
Now the filmmaker is gearing up for the release of `Shootout at Wadala` which will dramatise the first encounter by Mumbai police, where gangster Manya Surve (played by John Abraham) was shot dead in 1982 at Wadala.
"We have taken a lot of initiative and made it an action film," he said.
Also, there were reports that adult star Sunny Leone has replaced Bipasha Basu in the film. But the producers deny such talks.
"Sunny is not doing an item number. It is only a cameo. Also, the song picturised on Sunny was supposed to be done by her only and not Bipasha," Gupta said.
Apparently, the song `Laila` and Sunny`s character have an important role in the movie. The track has been picturised keeping a real incident in mind.
The film features John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Tusshar Kapoor and Sonu Sood in lead roles. Co-produced by Ekta Kapoor the film will hit cinema houses on May 1.
"I think the content of the film is very good, its one of the great script came to me. I was very excited to shoot the film," actor Sonu Sood, who plays Dawood Ibrahim said.
"Sanjay Gupta is a great director, it is his best film till date," Anil Kapoor, who plays ACP Isaque, said.
First Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 13:32