Appeared last week for an old case. He did a courtroom scene, hours later
Upala KBR (DNA; April 27, 2017)

The lines between reel and real life blurred last week for Sanjay Dutt, who appeared in court for an old case and thereafter, shot for a courtroom scene.

The film’s co-producer Sandeep Singh breaks down the sequence of events. “Last Monday, when Sanju went to court for his own case, he had to shoot a six-page monologue after that for Bhoomi and the scene too involved a courtroom drama. He was very tense and stressed on Sunday and Monday and kept saying, ‘Why do I have to go again to court?’ He went to the court and after the proceedings got over, he drove down straight to Basra Village in Kandivali East at 2 pm for our shoot,” he says.

Dutt had an unusual request — he wanted the scene to be shot in one take. “While Omung and I requested him to take cuts in between, Sanju was adamant. So we got six cameras. The scene involved lot of emotional drama and at the end he breaks down crying in anger, frustration and pain. Sanju told us to leave him alone for half-an-hour while he prepared for it. When he came he was ready and did it as he had promised – in just one take! He nailed it completely.”