The hunt for Sanjay Dutt’s on-screen daughter has finally ended. After many speculations, it has recently been revealed that Aditi Rao Hydari will play Sanjay’s daughter in his comeback film “Bhoomi”.
The 30-year-old actress will play the daughter of Mr Dutt’s character in the Omung Kumar-directed film. “Bhoomi”, which begins filming next month, will be Sanjay Dutt’s first film after he finished his five-year jail sentence in an illegal arms possession case linked to the 1993 Bombay Blasts.
Confirmation of Aditi’s casting was posted on social media by several sources, among them trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 18, 2017
Confirming the same director Omung Kumar said, “We shortlisted Aditi because she’s in a good space right now. I love the way she emotes. This, unlike her other projects, will be her film. She’s a relatively untapped actress. The father-daughter relationship is an important aspect of the narrative in this revenge drama. Aditi’s face perfectly blends softness with a lot of strength. Besides, I like to team up people, who seem unlikely to be cast together, in my movies.”
Omung further talked about the bond Aditi and Dutt share off-screen and added, “Aditi’s role goes hand-in-hand with Dutt’s track in the film. His journey is physically demanding, while her role will display an array of emotions. So, it’s important that they get along well. They are in fact being trained by a diction expert for the dialect common in Agra.”
Apart from “Bhoomi”, Sanjay Dutt’s roster of upcoming films includes the third Munna Bhai outing, a sequel to his Nineties hit “Khalnaayak” and a film titled “Marco Bhau”. A biopic of him is going full steam ahead, with Ranbir Kapoor cast as the actor and Sonam Kapoor playing his love interest.