Sanjay Dutt, Shekhar Suman reunite for their comeback film ‘Bhoomi’


Sanjay Dutt will be reuniting with an old co-star, Shekhar Suman, for his comeback film ‘Bhoomi’. Sanjay and Shekhar have previously worked together in 1994 action-dram ‘Insaf Apne Lahoo Se’. Shekhar too is making a comeback on the big screen with the Omung Kumar directorial.

‘Bhoomi’ will also star Aditi Rao Hydari in the role of Dutt’s daughter, while Shekhar will play a tour guide and his best friend.

The ‘Movers & Shakers’ host is excited about his comeback and got nostalgic about his film with the ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.’ actor. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Shekhar recalled that legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan gave the mahurat clap for ‘Insaf Apne Lahoo Se’, and he and Dutt, who played his brother in the film, forgot their lines.   

“Whenever we meet, we still laugh over this incident. I admire Sanjay’s perseverance and resilience,” Shekhar said. “In our last film together, Sanjay and I played brothers, here we are friends who are almost like brothers whose lives are changed by certain incidents which happen in Agra. It’s an action film with an emotional connect,” he revealed about the duo’s comeback film.

Shekhar, who was last seen in 2004 film ‘Ek Se Badhkar Ek’, had lost the role of Chunni Babu to Jackie Shroff in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Devdas’, as he wanted to think over it, and the director couldn’t wait. He regrets it and doesn’t want to make the mistake again.

“I regret I lost the opportunity. This time I was sure I wanted to take up this film (Bhoomi) as even the producer Sandeep Singh is close to me,” the 54-year-old actor said while praising its director.

“I’ve known Omung Kumar since his TV days. He was a host then and had designed the sets of many of my shows. I was pleasantly surprised when he turned director and liked his choice of subjects, be it ‘Mary Kom’ or ‘Sarbjit’,” Shekar added.

Omung added that he thought about Shekhar because he needed an actor who is proficient in several languages and recalled it took the actor just five minutes to give his nod.