Dutt doesn’t like drama

22 May,2024 06:39 AM IST |  Mumbai  |  Priyanka Sharma

Sources say mismanagement on Welcome to the Jungle set was reason for Sanjay’s departure; actor apparently left film two months ago

Sanjay Dutt

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The announcement of Ahmed Khan's Welcome to Jungle came as a surprise to fans who were looking forward to a reunion of the '90s stars in the comic offering. With names of actors including Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon being thrown into the mix, there was enough reason for cine-goers to train their attention to this offering. However, recent news of Dutt's departure from the venture has paled the fever.

Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon

Sources say that while the news of Dutt's exit is recent, the actor had merely shot for a day before concluding that the project wasn't for him. "He did not shoot for 15 days, as is being speculated. He left the film over two months ago, and only shot for a day during the initial leg of the shoot. The rest of the schedule was canned without him," says the source.

Sources close to the actor cite health-related issues as the reason for his exit, but an insider says Dutt was dissuaded by the chaos on the set. "It was expected to be tough to manage multiple actors on a set, especially in the absence of a proper script. The chaos on the set was too much for Sanjay to deal with, which is why he decided to bow out without wasting the time of the director and the production," says a source.

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