Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt says he feels an emotional connection with his upcoming film Kalank as his character shares certain similarities with his father, Sunil Dutt.
The film â€“ which is set during the time of pre-partition â€“ features Sanjay as a man named Balraj, which coincidently was also his father’s real name.
â€œIt is a coincidence that my character is named Balraj, which is my father’s [Sunil Dutt] real name. He too came from Pakistan during Partition, so it has an emotional connect,â€ he said during an interview with an Indian publication.
Sanjay also shared that Kalank was mentioned to him by producer Karan Joharâ€™s late father Yash Johar back in 1993. â€œDuring the shoot of Gumrah, Yash uncle had briefly mentioned about the story. Dharma Productions is like family; so when Karan approached me with the film, I had to do it,â€ he said.
Karan Joharâ€™s period drama Kalank is set to hit the screens on April 17. The film is a multi-starrer featuring Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha in key roles.