Sanjay Dutt adopted his father Sunil Dutt's dacoit look from the 1963 film Mujhe Jeene Do
for his upcoming movie Son Of Sardaar
The actor had plans of remaking his father's film Mujhe Jeene Do
, but the plan has been incorporated in the Ajay Devgn-starrer Son Of Sardaar
According to a source, Sanjay Dutt's clothes and make-up have been modelled around his father's look in Mujhe Jeene Do
However, this wasn't the original plan.
A source said, "When Sanjay signed on for Son Of Sardaar
, he didn't even know what his role was. He just did it blindly for his friend Ajay Devgn, who's producing the film. No particular look or get-up was planned for Sanjay initially. But then Agneepath
came. In the film, the special look went a long way in making Sanjay's character a success. That's when Ajay suggested a special get-up for his pal Sanjay to director Ashwin Dheer."
While various looks were being discussed, Sanjay Dutt suggested his father's Mujhe Jeene Do
look, which had fascinated him since he was a child.
Ashwin Dheer says the look went a long way in giving character and personality to Sanjay Dutt's part in the movie.
"Sanjay Dutt plays Sonakshi Sinha's over-possessive brother. Yes, his look and character bear a definite resemblance to Sunil Dutt sahab in Mujhe Jeene Do
. In fact, we put Sanjay on a horse after a very long time. It's uncanny how much he resembles his father in Son of Sardaar
. When I pointed it out to Sanjay Dutt, he got very emotional," said the director.
This is not the first time that Sanjay Dutt has donned his dad's on-screen dacoit look. In 1990, Sanjay Dutt did Jeene Do
, which was a straight homage to his Mujhe Jeene Do
Sanjay Dutt later felt that at that time he was too young to carry it off.
"Now is the time when Sanjay Dutt is discovering the wonder that his father was, and so he is able to convey his deep admiration in his performance," said Ashwin Dheer.
Sanjay Dutt has a hand-to-hand, fist-to-fist combat with Ajay Devgn during the climax of Son Of Sardaar
, and he reflects his father's personality very visibly in the scene, according to the source.
Son Of Sardaar
will hit the screens on November 13.