Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is launching production company Three Dimension Motion Pictures.
Sanjay cites the recent pan-Indian box office success of South Indian film ‘Pushpa’ and the films of ‘Baahubali’ filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli as an example of the vanished larger-than-life heroism in Bollywood, reports variety.com.
“We’re trying to get back what we had, what the South Indian films are doing now,” Dutt tells Variety.
“What Denzel Washington and Kevin Costner and Mel Gibson are doing in Hollywood, I think that little gap is missing here. I’m trying to get that gap back, of a hero of that age, who can perform and who can fight and who can stand for his rights,” the actor said.
Three Dimension is prepping a slate which includes horror-comedy ‘The Virgin Tree’, to be directed by Sidhaant Sachdev, who has TV, music video and assisting experience and will make his feature debut, with a cast of four newcomers.
“I will be starring in not all of them, but some of them,” says Dutt.
While the Three Dimension slate also includes series for streaming platforms, the films are all meant for theatrical release. “I believe in the big screen – I know it can never die down. I know that OTT (streaming) is an important part of filmmaking today. But I know eventually theaters will open up and there will be some films only made for theaters,” Dutt said.
As an actor, Dutt has several films delayed because of Covid due including the historical ‘Prithviraj’ alongside Akshay Kumar, period action drama ‘Shamshera’ with Ranbir Kapoor and crime drama ‘KGF: Chapter 2’, the sequel to the 2018 Kannada-language film that became a pan-India blockbuster.