Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film which was expected to hit the floors in August this year has been postponed because the film still has no heroine on board.
Siddhart Anand’s untitled project starring Sanjay Dutt was turning out to be an expensive project, and the makers were trying to fix one out of two heroines Athiya Shetty or Kriti Sanon.
“Sanju has been training hard, to learn a special form of martial arts for the last couple of months, as he’s very excited about the film. He’s ready to shoot but now there’s a major problem,” a source said.
“Shooting begins abroad from August but the female lead is yet to be finalised. Athiya Shetty who was offered the film, has not even heard the script yet. While Siddharth is keen to rope in Kriti Sanon, she has not shown much interest,” the source added.
“Siddharth had promised the producers that he would get Kriti on board a couple of months ago, but he has not been able to deliver. Now the producers are getting impatient with the shooting date approaching and putting pressure on him while he’s hunting for another heroine in place of Kriti,” the source said.
“The latest is that she met Siddharth and the producers yesterday,” the source revealed.
Now Sanjay Dutt’s first film is most likely to be Marco Bhau, directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s sister Shelly Chopra. Marco Bhau, which was scheduled to roll in October, may be preponed now.