Blast from the past: When Sanjay Dutt refused to work with Amitabh Bachchan in a movie

Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt have worked together in many movies. However, once the latter refused to work in a movie co-starring Big B.

Updated on May 30, 2023   |  12:56 PM IST  |  1.2M
Blast from the past: When Sanjay Dutt refused to work with Amitabh Bachchan in a movie
Blast from the past: When Sanjay Dutt refused to work with Amitabh Bachchan in a movie

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Amitabh Bachchan is known as the megastar of Bollywood for reasons that are known to everyone. Every single actor in the industry wants to share screen space with Big B at least once in a lifetime. However, that was not so with Sanjay Dutt some years back when he was being approached for a movie. Well, the readers will be shocked to know that the movie we are talking about here is the 1992 epic drama titled Khuda Gawah. 

Yes, that’s right. It was originally Sanjay Dutt who was actually approached for the movie. Apart from that Amitabh Bachchan was supposed to make a guest appearance in the same. However, the Munna Bhai MBBS star rejected the offer stating that he won’t get any pivotal role to play if he gets roped in a movie featuring Big B. Thus, Sanjay Dutt did not take up the movie despite repeated requests made by director Mukul S. Anand. 

Post that, the offer for playing the male lead went to South star Nagarjuna Akkineni. However, there was a lot of delay in the production process of the movie and the role finally went to Amitabh Bachchan. Sanjay Dutt had earlier revealed in one of his interviews that he took the correct decision by rejecting the role in Khuda Gawah. However, later on, the actor himself went to meet Big B for making him play a pivotal role in the movie titled Kaante. 

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Talking about Khuda Gawah, the epic drama featured Big B and late actress Sridevi in the lead roles. The movie also featured Danny Denzongpa and Shilpa Shirodkar in pivotal roles. This was for the third time that Sridevi and Amitabh Bachchan collaborated for a movie back then. The music for the movie was given by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Needless to say, it went on to become one of the most successful movies during that time. Not only that but the lead actors received honorary awards from the Afghan government too.

Later on, Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt went on to collaborate for many other movies that include Aladin, Ek Ajnabee, Deewar, Shootout at Lokhandwala, etc. The two of them still share a good rapport with each other. We all remember how beautifully Sanjay Dutt portrayed the antagonist’s role in the remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s Agneepath featuring Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles. Well, ardent fans do hope to see them together in another movie again. 

On the work front, Amitabh Bachchan’s latest release is the movie Gulabo Sitabo that has been released a few days back on a streaming platform. It also features Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead role alongside Big B. The comedy-drama marks the first collaboration of Ayushmann and Big B. The movie has been directed by Shoojit Sircar and has received a positive response from the audience upon its release. 


Big B has a couple of more interesting projects coming up one of which is Brahmastra co-starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. It has been directed by Ayan Mukerji and is produced by Karan Johar. Amitabh Bachchan will then be collaborating with Emraan Hashmi for Chehre. He will also feature in the sports drama titled Jhund. To add to this, the superstar will be teaming up with Ramya Krishnan after a period of 21 years for the movie titled Uyarntha Manithan. The Tamil drama has been directed by Tamilvannan and also marks the debut of Amitabh Bachchan in Kollywood. Which movie of Big B are you eagerly waiting for? Do let us know in the comments section below.

Talking about Sanjay Dutt, the actor was last seen in the movie Panipat co-starring Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon in the lead roles. He will then be seen alongside Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur in Sadak 2. The actor will also collaborate with Ranbir Kapoor for the movie titled Shamshera. He is a part of Bhuj: The Pride of India co-starring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, and others in the lead roles. One of Sanjay Dutt’s most awaited movies is KGF: Chapter 2 featuring South star Yash, Raveena Tandon, and others. He will be teaming up with Akshay Kumar for Prithviraj too.  

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