Nach Baliye judge Shilpa Shetty, who launched her production house Essential Sports and Media Pvt Ltd., started her first production project Dishkiyaaoon early last year.
Shilpa Shetty and Sanjay Dutt are bosom buddies but since he was reportedly busy with Ranu Hiraji’s upcoming Peekay, Sanjay Dutt decided he could not keep to Shilpa’s schedule and opted out. Also a business associate of her husband Raj Kundra, Sanjay Dutt was to have an extended cameo role in the movie.
“There are no disputes and they parted ways amicably.” Now Sunny Deol, who has reportedly charged Rs. 3 million for the assignment, has taken Sanjay Dutt’s role.
Directed by debutante Sanamjit Singh Talwar, Dishkiyaaoon is about the Mumbai underworld and has been filmed in the city by German photographer Alex Fischer.
Harmaan Baweja (best-known for what’s Your Raashee?) plays the lead while Prashant Narayanan (villain of Murder 2) and Aditya Pancholi (Yes Boss) have major roles too.