Why is Sanjay Dutt upset with Akshay Kumar
Sanjay Dutt is not very happy with his forthcoming film Blue as he feels that Akshay Kumar has overshadowed him in the film. As a result, the friction between the two stars is palpable, which in turn has had a negative impact on the film. The film is already 80 per cent complete
and is said to be one of the most expensive films in the Hindi film industry with more than Rs 100 crore already spent on the film. Now attempts are being made to get Sanjay and Akshay together so that the remaining portions of the film can be completed without any more pressure.
Our source said, “Initially, Sanjay and Akshay used to get along well. The animosity started when Sanjay felt that Akshay is trying to overshadow him in the film. Sanjay also felt that director Anthony D’souza is especially favouring Akshay after the successful run that he has been enjoying at the box-office in recent times. There were also reports that Sanjay is delaying the film and to make matters worse, Sanjay feels that it was Akshay who spread these rumours.”
According to our source, due to these issues, Sanjay also started reporting late at 2 pm even though it was a 9 am shift. Sanjay would hardly shoot for two hours during the Bangkok schedule thereby stretching the shooting schedule to 150 days even though initially the schedule was supposed to be only of 80 days.
“The entire unit including Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta were kept waiting every day on the sets while Sanjay Dutt reported late.
As this is director Anthony’s first film, he has no say in front of a senior actor like Sanjay,” said our source.
After much discussion, Sanjay and Akshay have finally agreed to start shooting for the balance portions of Blue in February. Sanjay’s business manager Dharam Oberoi said, “Nothing like this happened. In fact, Sanju and Akshay are best friends. Only some patchwork needs to be completed, which we are planning to shoot starting February 20. Sanju has no problem working with Akshay in the film.”