- Randeep and Irrfan played gangsters in the first two films, respectively
- I am happy that Tigmanshu thought of me for this role: Sanjay Dutt
- Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster releases on July 27
Sanjay Dutt is the third gangster in the Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster film series after Randeep Hooda and Irrfan Khan. Playing the role of a gangster is not new for Sanjay Dutt, who has featured in films such as Vaastav and Kaante, but the actor told news agency PTI that Tigmanshu Dhulia's Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 is different. "I have never played such a character. This is different from the one you saw in Vaastav or Kaante. This gangster is an educated person who lives far away from his family," Sanjay Dutt said, adding, "I am happy that Tigmanshu thought of me for this role." In addition to the dreaded gangster of the above mentioned films, Sanjay Dutt has played the title role in Munna Bhai film series, which portrays the softer and comical side of a bhai.
Meanwhile, Tigamanshu Dhulia told PTI that the third Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster film has raised its scale. "The story has become bigger. The characters of Biwi and Saheb have matured. Even the haveli you saw in previous films has improved. The class has improved," he said adding that the backbone of his film is still its well-developed characters.
"The drama genre has suffered because the writing is not good these days. But Sahib Biwi aur Gangster series has it. You will get well-developed characters who cannot be described as simple in this film. You will get to listen good language in these films. We have maintained all these things in our films," he was quoted as saying.
In Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3, Jimmy Shergill and Mahie Gill reprise their respective roles. The film also features Soha Ali Khan and Chitrangada Singh. Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 will open in theatres on July 27.
(With inputs from PTI)