‘The Good Maharaja’ First Look: Sanjay Dutt Slips Into Regal Shoes
Dutt would play the king of Nawanagar, who provided shelter to hundreds of Polish children during World War II.
Sanjay Dutt is on a roll. After wrapping up Bhoomi, the actor has already started preparing for his next project, The Good Maharaja. Dutt would in fact be slipping into royal shoes for the first time, playing the reel Maharaja Jam Sahib Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji, the ruler of Nawanagar, a princely state in British India. The king had provided shelter to hundreds of abandoned Polish children during World War II.
Director Omung Kumar shared Sanjay Dutt’s look in the film and it’s as regal as it gets:
Commenting on Sanjay Dutt’s look in an interview to Indian Express, an excited Kumar said:
We researched history and real images for the look and based on our research, I have compiled a book. We have done several look tests and finally zeroed down on this one.Omung Kumar, Director, The Good Maharaja
In another interview to Mid-Day, he shared how Sanjay Dutt insisted on playing the real life royal character.
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.
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