The untitled will be directed by Raj Gupta and has already gone on the floors.
Sanjay Dutt to produce Marathi film starring Deepak Dobriyal
Mumbai - 30 Oct 2018 15:00 IST
Actor Sanjay Dutt has announced that he will produce a Marathi film. The untitled project throws us a surprise as Dutt has picked a non-Maharashtrian, Deepak Dobriyal, to play the lead role. It is a maiden Marathi film for Dobriyal, who was born in Uttarakhand.
The film will be directed by Raj Gupta, and it will also feature Nandita Dhuri, Abhijeet Khandkekar, Spruha Joshi, Chittaranjan Giri and Aryan Menghji in the cast.
“Ecstatic to announce @SanjayDuttsProd's 1st venture into Marathi films alongside @bluemustangcs, yet untitled. Directed by @rajguptalovesu, starring the talented @DeepakDobriyal #NanditaDhuri #AbhijeetKhandkekar @spruhavarad #ChittaranjanGiri & #AryanMenghji”, tweeted Dutt.
Ecstatic to announce @SanjayDuttsProd's 1st venture into Marathi films alongside @bluemustangcs, yet untitled. Directed by @rajguptalovesu, starring the talented @DeepakDobriyal #NanditaDhuri #AbhijeetKhandkekar @spruhavarad #ChittaranjanGiri & #AryanMenghji@maanayata_dutt pic.twitter.com/bCyFxE4dR6— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) October 30, 2018
Dutt also shared a working still which has Dobriyal's character on a bicycle, and Dhuri riding pillion.
Speaking to Cinestaan.com, Dobriyal said that he was excited to do his maiden Marathi film and would speak more about it in due course of time.
Sanjay Dutt Productions is looking to revive itself. The banner had earlier announced producing the Hindi remake of the Telugu film Prasthanam (2010).
Dutt follows in the footsteps of other Hindi cinema actors who have produced Marathi films. Priyanka Chopra's Purple Pebble Pictures famously delved into regional cinema with the Marathi film Ventilator (2016). Akshay Kumar had co-produced the film 72 Miles - Ek Pravas (2013), while Riteish Deshmukh forayed into Marathi cinema as producer with Balak Palak (2013). Amitabh Bachchan had produced Vihir (2009), while Ajay Devgn produced Vitti Dandu (2014).