K.G.F: Chapter 2 is set to release on April 14th, and Sanjay Dutt, who stepped into the shoes of Adheera, Rocky’s nemesis in the film, had an incredible journey filming the magnum opus. It’s a story that’s inspiring.
The superstar proved to have a warrior’s spirit both on and off-screen as he was diagnosed with cancer during the production of KGF: Chapter 2 but returned to the sets with gusto and strength as soon as he recovered.
What’s even more inspiring is that KGF was first film he shot for having battled cancer, and it was one that was high on action and hence demanding. In fact, Sanjay Dutt’s very first shot on returning to the set was a high-octane action sequence, which he pulled off like a pro.
He worked hard on his fitness levels and his lung strengthening exercises while still undergoing treatment. He even shocked his doctors and medical experts with his workouts and rate of recovery.
While KGF: Chapter 2 director Prashanth Neel was extremely concerned about the actor’s health and insisted on using a body double for certain scenes, Sanjay Dutt chose to do them himself and had everyone spellbound by his sheer determination.
Talking about his post-recovery journey and return to the KGF: Chapter 2 shoot Sanjay Dutt said, “I started getting back into my training schedule as soon as doctors and my body could allow it. I have been leading a fairly disciplined life since my recovery. So, while the journey has been challenging, I have loved every part of it. As I said earlier, I have been blessed that I had Maanayata and the kids by my side constantly, cheering me on. Other than my wife being my biggest strength and my kids’ motivation, team KGF was very supportive and accommodating. Prashanth’s concern was my health and comfort…. mine was Adheera!”
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