Sayyeshaa Saigal to play Sanjay Dutt’s daughter in Bhoomi

Sayyeshaa Saigal will play the role of Sanjay Dutt's daughter in revenge drama Bhoomi.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: November 22, 2016 1:51 pm
sayyesha saigal, sanjay dutt Sayyeshaa Saigal appeared in Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay.

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar’s grand niece Sayyeshaa Saigal will play the role of Sanjay Dutt’s daughter in revenge drama Bhoomi, which marks the comeback of Sanjay Dutt. According to the sources, Sayyeshaa has been signed for the film as the makers thought she aptly fits the role. Sayyeshaa recently made her Bollywood debut with Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay, which did really well at the box-office irrespective of having a festive weekend release and a major competition from Karan Johar’s directorial Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

“She will play the daughter… Her role is quite interesting and good. She will most likely start shooting next year in January. But before the shoot she will have workshops,” sources said. Bhoomi is an emotional, revenge drama that centers around the relationship between a father and daughter. It will go on the floors next year and will be shot extensively in Uttar Pradesh.

The film will be made under the banner of Bhushan Kumar led T-Series, Sandeep Singh and Omung Kumar’s production house Legend Studios. Omung’s last outing as a director was Sarabjit, which was critically acclaimed but did not do well at the box-office. The director is known for his biopic portrayals, especially films like Mary Kom.

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Apart from Bhoomi, Sanjay Dutt is going to have his handsful with multiple projects next year. Though there are reports that Marco Bhau produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra is shelved for now, the shoot of his biopic film will commence soon. And in 2018, the actor will start working on one of the most awaited films, Munna Bhai 3.