Could buddies Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi play screen rivals?

Published: 01 December, 2012 06:45 IST | Kunal M Shah |

Producer Vinod Bachchan had a tough time believing close friends Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi could pull off portraying archrivals in his next film

On the sets of Vinod Bachchan’s next film, the producer met with a strange problem. His two lead actor — Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi — who play archrivals in the film are actually very close buddies in real life. And Bachchan wasn’t really sure if they could keep their closeness aside to get into the skin of their characters.

Sanjay Dutt

A source points out, “The two actors were having a ball and were always fooling around. The entire unit was having fun whenever Dutt and Arshad were on the sets as they used to play pranks on everyone. In fact during a stunt scene, they even tied Vinod on a harness and hanged him over a artificially created hill.”

Arshad Warsi

Bachchan says, “They play archrivals. But on the sets, they could not stop playing pranks and making the entire unit laugh. I was their prime target and there was so much fun that at times I wondered if they would be able to get their expressions right! Now that the shoot is over, I still wonder how they pulled off those intense scenes.”  

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