Would like to do roles like Mel Gibson and Denzel Washington do: Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt to play army officer in his next
Sanjay Dutt to play army officer in his next

MUMBAI: His days of dancing around trees maybe over but Sanjay Dutt has set his sight on portraying meaningful characters, similar to the ones played by Hollywood veterans Mel Gibson and Denzel Washington.

The actor, who has turned a producer with wife Maanyata on Marathi film “Baba”, says he has had a great career and would continue to add great roles to his varied filmography.

“You are right… I can’t dance around trees and with girls. I would like to do some great characters like how Mel Gibson and Denzel Washington do. I would like to do that kind of characters. It has been a long journey from ‘Rocky’ till now and I learnt a lot as I have worked with lot of big people,” Dutt said when asked what kind of role he wanted to play at his age.

The 59-year-old actor joked that his white beard is “because I use cologne after shaving.”

Dutt, who was last seen in “Kalank”, has interesting line-up in “Sadak 2”, “Panipat”, “Bhuj: The Pride of India”, “Shamshera” and “Prasthanam” remake.

When asked about the third installment of “Munna Bhai..”, Dutt said, “I pray to God that it happens soon. This question should be asked to Raju (Rajkumar) Hirani. Like you even I am waiting for it to happen.”

“Baba”, Dutt said, is a story of a father and son and their journey through life.

“I believe I am a Maharashtrian because I was born in Maharashtra. I like the content being produced by Marathi cinema and I was planning to produce a Marathi film. (AGENCIES)