Sanjay Dutt to star in Omung Kumar's The Good Maharaja; is this the actor's look in the historical?
Sanjay Dutt and Omung Kumar will be teaming up for yet another film after the social drama Bhoomi. The actor and director will now be seen working on The Good Maharaja, a film based on Maharaja Jam Sahib Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji, who was the ruler of Nawanagar, a princely state in British India, as per a report in The Asian Age.
With the Polish government stepping in to back the film, it is a given that it will be shot entirely in European locations. According to the Mary Kom director, Dutt was the one who came up with the story. After hearing the idea from the actor, he immediately took on the director's mantle.
The makers are also hoping for a subsidy from the Polish government, as the Maharaja is widely known in the country. In fact, there is also a chowk named after him in Poland. The film's title has also been provided by the government of the European country.
While Dutt has been fianlised to play to the royal king, the female lead is yet to be signed. As per the same report, the film will go on floors after a year and a half, because it has to be made on a large scale with the Polish government backing it.