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Samrat Prithviraj director Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi on Sanjay Dutt's role: It demanded a unique personality with a sense of humour

Sanjay Dutt was enthralled by the distinctive appearance, the costume, and the armour.

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Last Updated: 03.05 AM, Jun 03, 2022

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Samrat Prithviraj director Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi on Sanjay Dutt's role: It demanded a unique personality with a sense of humour
Sanjay Dutt in Samrat Prithviraj

While laying the groundwork for Samrat Prithviraj, director Chandraprakash Dwivedi was perplexed by the casting of Kaka Kanha. According to the filmmaker's exhaustive study, Kaka Kanha, like his nephew Prithviraj Chauhan, was a brilliant warrior with his own set of quirks. In addition, the actor playing the warrior would have to hold his own against Akshay Kumar, who was cast in the lead role. 

Sanjay Dutt, according to Dwivedi, met both of the requirements. The filmmaker said that a distinct personality with a sense of humour was required for the part. The actor possesses both attributes.

In the film, Dutt's character is seen wearing a blindfold. According to legend, Kaka Kanha threatened to behead anyone with a moustache after an incident, so Prithviraj's father, Someshwar Chauhan, persuaded him to always wear a blindfold. Dwivedi explained that Kaka Kanha had a strong bond with Samrat Prithviraj. Their relationship is a big component of the movie.

The historical drama, which also stars Manushi Chhillar and Sonu Sood, was a welcome change of pace for Dutt after the action-packed KGF: Chapter 2. The actor was ecstatic to bring the character to life, according to the director. 

The actor was enthralled by the distinctive appearance, the costume, and the armour. In truth, Dutt had expected the armour to be more substantial. The actor was relieved to discover that it was significantly lighter when he put it on. He was at ease because he had previously trained in horseback riding and sword combat. The Khalnayak actor has done a lot of action movies, so it's second nature to him.

One would assume that Dutt had his own means of entering the warrior's mind. Dwivedi was surprised by saying that right before a hard scene, Sanjay used to guarantee that the mood was light. The actor would call two members of the stunt squad and have them show him some humorous films. He used to chuckle heartily before enacting a severe moment to keep himself in a good mood.

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