MUMBAI: Ten year old Tamil film ‘Saamy’ will soon make a comeback as a Bollywood action film starring Sanjay Dutt. The director of the original, K S Ravikumar, will be directing the remake too and this will be his Bollywood debut as a director. Sanjay has allocated 100 days for the shooting, the longest commitment since the schedule of ‘Agneepath’. The shooting of the movie is likely to begin on 20 August and there is a 52-day schedule in Hyderabad.
The remake has been in the news for sometime as Sanjay had apparently pulled out of the project because of issues with the film’s rights, even returning the Rs. 2 crore signing amount in the beginning of this year. “I don’t know where such talk (of the film not happening) comes from. I’ve already had detailed discussions with producer T P Aggarwal in Mumbai,” says K S Ravikumar.
But it seems that the film is back on track, with Sanjay playing the corrupt-cop-turns-good-cop. “We have reworked the entire script to put it in a modern setting. After all, Saamy came out almost 10 years ago. The film shouldn’t look dated,” the director has explained. The makers have roped in dialogue-writer duo Sajid-Farhad of the Golmaal series fame, as well as music composer Himesh Reshammiya. “In a couple of days, Sajid and Farhad are coming to Chennai to discuss the work,” says Ravikumar, adding, “They have already finished writing the first half’s dialogue.” Apparently, Himesh too has already composed a few songs.
Sanjay has quit drinking, making an exception only on special occasions. he’s working out for two hours in the morning and another two hours in the evening. Additionally, Sanjay Dutt will be working on getting in shape for the role and even quit alcohol. Producer T P Aggarwal has revealed, “Sanjay has quit drinking, making an exception only on special occasions. he’s working out for two hours in the morning and another two hours in the evening.”