Sanjay Dutt is back as Adheera in KGF: Chapter 2. The film released on Thursday, and his wife Maanayata Dutt shared a special message about how proud she was of her actor husband. Sanjay plays actor Yash’s (character name Rocky) nemesis in the film. Maanayata has called KGF: Chapter 2 a very special film in Sanjay’s career.

While the big-ticket entertainer is already making waves in the country, with the advance bookings moving at a historic pace and the industry and trade already calling it a blockbuster even before its release, KGF: Chapter 2 is also a very special film in superstar Sanjay Dutt’s career.

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Sanjay was diagnosed with cancer while he was still working on the film. He took a break to undergo treatment and bounced back to complete his portion of the shoot.

Talking about Sanjay’s personal struggles during the making of the film, Maanayata said, “The film has been a special journey for us in more ways than one. All those who have often labeled him as irresponsible, non-committed, and a bad boy must watch this film to see his determination, dedication, and commitment. Sanju shot this film during the most vulnerable phase of his life… our lives. He shot uncomplainingly, all those strenuous scenes with the same passion as ever.”

She further added, “For me, he is the HERO of the film. Cool, powerful, spirited, and a fighter to the very end! KGF2 belongs to Adheera! Having said that, Sanju is back with a bang, and he couldn’t have said it better himself – aa raha hoon main! (I am coming).”

According to ANI, Sanjay was required to wear leather boots, trousers, a skirt, and the latticed metallic half-sleeved slip, all of which weighed close to 25kg. The salt and pepper moustache and beard had to be maintained throughout the film’s shoot. He was also required to get smeared with brown makeup powder every day for the shoot to get the desired bronze sheen.

Apart from Yash and Sanjay, KGF: Chapter 2 also stars Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty, and Prakash Raj. It was released on Thursday in Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam. KGF: Chapter 2 is written by Prashanth Neel and is a sequel to the 2018 film, KGF: Chapter 1.

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