Sanjay Dutt gets talking about friendships in B-Town, his role in 'Agneepath' and his political career.
What genre of films are you most comfortable doing?
I've been working for 32 years now, and I'm comfortable with all genres. But frankly, I have an action image, and that's what my forte is. In the middle, the action bit had gone away, and everybody had shifted to comedy and love stories, but it's coming back now.
Going by your look in the remake of "Agneepath", it seems like it'll bring back the role of a proper villain in Bollywood?
I don't know, but it's a very strong character. I was apprehensive in the beginning, but when Karan (Malhotra) narrated it to me, I was just amazed and I had to do this film. It's not like what "Agneepath" was, it is totally different - very grounded, very earthy.
Do you plan to meet Danny Denzongpa before the film releases?
Yes, I'll definitely go and meet him and take his blessings before the film releases.
Your friendship with Ajay (Devgn) shows on screen in the film "Rascals". Same is the case with you and Salman. But friendships in the industry don't last these days. What has changed?
Salman or Ajay - they are people from the heart. They're not manipulative, and I'm the same way. The industry has become more commercial now. It's become manipulative. It's become a business, which it never used to be. It used to be a family. We are a few people who stick by each other like Ajay, Salman, Suniel Shetty, and Abhishek is also like that.
And it is believed you're very good friends with Ranbir Kapoor from the younger lot in the industry?
Yes. He's like a little kid brother.
And finally, do you plan to go back to politics?
Never, never. It was an eye-opener for me, those two or three months. I felt like a misfit in politics.