Sanjay Dutt on KGF Chapter 2: Adheera is one of the craziest roles I have played so far
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt opens up about his Kannada debut KGF Chapter 2 ahead of the film's teaser release
Sanjay Dutt is all excited about KGF Chapter 2. Directed by Prashanth Neel, the film marks the Kannada debut of the Bollywood star. Sanjay plays Adheera, who he describes as ‘fearless, powerful, and ruthless’. “Adheera is inspired by the Vikings and is one of the craziest characters I have played so far. There was a lot of physical preparation required to become Adheera — about 1.5 hours to do the make-up to get the look, and a lot of prep mentally to get into the skin of the character,” he says.
Sanjay discloses that he enjoys playing characters with dark shades. “After a long time, I have been offered such a role. I was pumped. The character is strong, and it was an immediate yes from me.” He adds that Adheera has a journey of his own, and is different from his earlier roles. “For me, the script and storyline are what make the character. This one, in particular, is an insanely charged and ruthless character. This is one of my favorite characters in terms of edginess and rawness.”
Though the role demanded a lot from him, director Prashanth made the shoots hassle-free. “Prashanth is a very humble guy. This was my first time working with him, but I was so comfortable — it felt like I was always a part of this KGF universe. We exchanged a lot of anecdotes, and I now share a great rapport with him.”
KGF Chapter 1 is known for its action, and the sequel is no different. “The film will be high on action. Yash and I have a face-off, obviously, which was a lot of fun. A lot of props were involved and the sequences are choreographed beautifully,” says Sanjay.