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Sanjay Gupta Tells A Funny Scenario Involving Amitabh Bachchan And Refers To Sanjay Dutt As His Mentor

The 1994 movie "Aatish: Feel the Fire" served as Sanjay Gupta's directing debut.
by Fitha Fathima | August 06, 2022 22:55 IST
Sanjay Gupta Tells A Funny Scenario Involving Amitabh Bachchan And Refers To Sanjay Dutt As His Mentor

Sanjay Gupta is a well-known director in Bollywood. With the 1994 movie Aatish: Feel the Fire, which starred Aditya Pancholi and Sanjay Dutt in the key roles, he made his directorial debut. Sanjay is well-known for his movies like Aatish, Kaante, Kaabil, Shootout at Lokhandwala, Dus Kahaniyaan, Shootout at Wadala, Jazbaa, Mumbai Saga, Zinda, and a lot more. Sanjay recently remembered a humorous incident from the time he met Amitabh Bachchan during the screenplay narration of the 2002 movie Kaanta.

 
Big B was described as "iconic" by Sanjay, who also shared the experience, saying that he had gone to his house to narrate the movie: "It's a very funny incident. So I started narrating Kaante and I was fumbling and because I was watching my language, behaving myself. At one point of time, just one thought came into my head, 'Okay boss you will live to tell your grandchildren that you narrated a story to Amitabh Bachchan.' I didn't even have the thought of directing him." Further, he added: "I started to give him my whole narration and the thing about Amit Ji is when he's listening to you he just sits and keeps on looking at you. No expression. The worst seconds 30 seconds of your life is when you have narrated to Mr. Bachchan and he's sitting quietly staring at you and you don't have an idea whether he has loved it or hated it. You're just waiting and your heart has stopped beating until finally, I almost like got him out of a trance and he said, 'I love it,'"
 
He also mentioned his relationship with Sanjay Dutt, describing him as a brother. "a mentor in a way. It's more about respect and love than anything else," he continued". Sanjay Gupta also discussed his approach to filmmaking, his time in Bollywood, and a much more.


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