‘Bhoomi’ marks the return of Sanjay Dutt to the big screen. The actor will continue his working working with director Omung Kumar in his next, which is based on the life and times of Maharaja Jam Sahib Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji.
Even before ‘Bhoomi’ hits screens, the makers have released the first look poster of their next film titled ‘The Good Maharaja’. From sporting a beard in ‘Bhoomi’ to a clean-shaved moustache look of a Maharaja, Dutt carries the look pretty well, even though he looks old.
“Omung Kumar has been working on this script for a year-and-a-half and he has even put together a book on it. Sandeep Singh and team have done a look test as well with Sanjay Dutt. They infact met Polish government officials last year to work out shooting permissions”
Omung added “We have photographs of the Maharaja for reference. We will take certain creative liberties but are trying to keep things as authentic as possible. Sanjay looks regal and it was his idea to do this role and I wanted to direct it because it’s a superb story”
Maharaja Jam Sahib Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji was the ruler of Nawanagar, a princely state in British India. He had provided shelter to thousands of abandoned Polish children during the World War 2.