In a special conversation with Etimes, Sanjay Dutt was asked how he joined KGF Chapter 2, then the actor said, ‘Adheera had only one head shot in KGF Chapter 1, it was shot with a shadow. . Then for the second chapter, the makers approached a family friend to pick me up. That friend contacted my wife. My wife first saw KGF: Chapter 1 then she told me that the character is very interesting and I should do it. Then I also saw the first chapter and I liked it very much.
Sanjay Dutt said to KGF Chapter 2 – Yes
Sanjay further told that the makers told him the story of Chapter 2 and he said yes. Director Prashant Neel and his team then worked on the look of Mere Adheera. I had a very good journey with Adheera. Because from where I came in the industry, playing an action hero in larger than life films, I got a chance to go back to that field with Adheera and KGF: Chapter 2.
Sanjay Dutt told why Tollywood is better than Bollywood
Sanjay Dutt was further asked the reason behind the success of South Industry films at the box office. The actor said, ‘I think the Hindi film industry has forgotten heroism, while South Industries has not. I am not saying that a slice of life film or a rom-com is bad. But he has forgotten our audience of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan. Which is a part of our large audience. I hope this trend comes back in Hindi film industry soon. Earlier we had separate producers and financiers which have been dismantled by the corporatisation of film studios. Corporatization is good but it should not hamper the testing of our films.
Sanjay Dutt said this about the producers
Sanjay further said, ‘SS Rajamouli has a fixed producer, who has full faith in his vision. We also had producers like him earlier. It included Gulshan Rai, Yash Chopra, Subhash Rai and Yash Johar. Now look at his film which he has made. Where in the South they see the script on paper, in Bollywood these people see the recovery figures on paper.
Sanjay Dutt spoke on Kanchachina and Adheera
Explaining the difference between Kanchachina and Adheera, Sanjay said, ‘Both had the same motive. Kancha wanted Mandwa and Adheera wanted KGF. But the character, look and feel were all different. Adheera was a big character in itself. She is not at all like Kancha.