Film-maker Sanjay Gupta has grand plans to revive his super hit film 'Kaante' as a franchise. Despite of all the allegations and comments, the film became a huge big box-office winner. And now 12 years down the line, a sequel is being planned with three central characters (Ajju, Major and Baali played by Sanjay Dutt, Amitabh Bachchan and Mahesh Manjrekar respectively) back in the game.
He exclaims that Sanjay Dutt has given his consent for the film. "Yes, he knows about it. We are working on the script together. We have discussed it in detail. Even when he wrote to me (from jail), he said, 'In my head, I am thinking and thrashing out what more we can do with it (sic).' Even before he went in, we were working on it," he added.
"We have a fantastic script. Since, in the first movie, all three had died by the end, you will have to suspend your disbelief when you watch the sequel. We are starting the film saying, 'What if they were alive? If they hadn't died and met 15-20 years later, what would happen?' For Kaante fans, this film will be a treat," said Gupta.
He further assured that he wouldn't start the film without Dutt.
"And once Sanju is out for good, and whenever he is ready to work on the script, I am there. I have discussed it at length with Mahesh too. I haven’t had the opportunity to discuss it with Amitji yet. Whenever I get that chance, I will do it. Sanju told me he has spoken to Amitji about it," he said.