Sanjay Dutt was offered a film opposite Mallika Sherawat which is a remake of his father Sunil Dutt’s film ‘Amrapali’. Mallika was approached to play the role of Vyjayanthimala but Sanju Baba refused to act with the sexy lady.
It is not clear whether he was opposed to the actress on a personal level or if he had doubts about her ability to pull off the role, but he made it amply clear that he didn’t want to work with the bold actress.
At first, Sanjay Dutt showed interest in the film but later he opposed citing dates problem. A source reveals, When the makers first went to him, they hadn’t zeroed in on the actress. At the time, Sanju was open to discussing the possibility of being a part of the film.
When they returned to him a few weeks later, and suggested casting the Hissss actress in the film, he decided to back out. He said he had date problems and excused himself from the project.
They are working in ‘Dhamaal 2’ together but not paired opposite each other. On the set, Sanjay was more close to the other actress Kangana Ranaut but he did not comfort with Mallika.
In fact, he had named her a badly dressed celebrity on Koffee with Karan a few seasons back. Now that Dutt has turned out the project, the producers are figuring out who to cast in place of him, opposite the Sexy Sherawat.