Sanjay Dutt, Rani Mukherji to pair-up for ‘Malang’


Here’s come the biggest casting couch. According to the latest grapevine, Sanjay Dutt and Rni Mukherji might team up for Bhushan Kumar’s upcoming film, ‘Malang’, a romantic thriller. Sanju Baba liked the script and given his nod but they are waiting for Rani’s nod. The ‘Mardaani’ actress is yet to give a final call on the script.

Bhushan Kumar, Sandeep Singh and Omung Kumar wanted Rani Mukherji to play the female lead and they are keeping their fingers crossed.

"Sanjay, Aarambh and the producers of Malang are keen to work with Rani since they've never been paired on the big screen. Dutt plays an investigating officer who falls in love with a lady cop. Rani will need to look extremely fit for the part. Sanju has a lot of respect for her and has been wanting to work with her for long. But, she has not signed a film outside of husband Aditya Chopra's banner in the last few years," the source says of the film that will go on floors in December, and will be shot extensively across Varanasi and Shimla.

When contacted, Singh says, "I want to make every film with Rani because I don't think there is anyone else with her kind of talent. Sanju and she will look great on screen and will make for a couple that people will remember for years. We are keeping our fingers crossed and hope that she says yes."

Mukerji's spokesperson confirmed that the actor had been approached for the part, stating, "Omung has reached out to YRF and requested for a meeting (with Rani)."

On the work front, Rani Mukherji will be next seen in ‘Hichki’ while Sanjay Dutt gears up for ‘Bhoomi’ release and lately the poster of his upcoming film, ‘The Godd Maharaja’ was unveiled.