The Good Maharaja: Sanjay Dutt impresses as a royal king


After ‘Bhoomi’, Omung Kumar is coming up with his next periodic drama, ‘The Good Maharaja’ starred Sanjay Dutt in the male lead. The first look of the film was unveiled and it shows Sanjay Dutt in his regal avatar.

Dutt will be essaying the role of Maharaja Jam Sahib Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji, the ruler of Nawanagar, a princely state in British India. The King during his time in power provided shelter to hundreds of abandoned Polish children during World War II.

Reportedly, Omung has been working on the project for about a year-and-a-half. They also met the Polish government officials last year to take shooting permissions for the film. 

Elaborating on Sanjay's look, Omung Kumar said, "We have photographs of the Maharaja for reference. We will take certain creative liberties but are trying to keep things as authentic as possible. Sanjay looks regal and it was his idea to do this role and I wanted to direct it because it's a superb story."

On the other hand, producer Sandeep Singh was quoted as saying, "Sanjay Dutt's image has the aura of royalty. We have done look tests and we are very excited with the outcome. Baba is very excited about this film and this will be a big budget film that will span across continents."

Sanjay Dutt, who will next seen in ‘Bhoomi’ will be seen playing a royal gangster in Tigmanshu Dhulia's ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3’.