Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Dutt’s ego fight
Ego clashes between two co-stars on the sets of a film is a director’s worst nightmare.
And that’s just what is giving Blue’s director Anthony D’Souza sleepless nights. Actors Sanjay Dutt and Akshay Kumar’s ego battle is proving to be hazardous to this film they have surprisingly consented to do together. We hear that owing to Sanju’s demands, the shoot scheduled for Feb 22 had to be canceled. While some claim that Sanju is putting off shooting with Akshay, many say that Akshay too hasn’t done anything particular to make Sanju comfortable.
Little does everyone remember that the Sanjay-Akshay jhadga dates back to 1994, owing to an incident while working together on Raj Sippy’s Amaanat.
Recalls our reliable source, “Akshay was relatively new in the industry then and Raj was planning to picturise a song on him. When Sanjay got to know about this, he managed to convince Raj to do the song with him instead of Akshay. And Raj had consented. 15 years down the line, Akshay is still nursing a grouse against Sanjay. He tactfully skirted around the topic and even reminded Sanjay of the Amaanat episode. Things get really difficult when the two are together on the sets.”
Director Anthony though prefers to put a brave face and says, “I don’t have any issues on my shoots. Sanjay and Akshay will be shooting together only from March 1 and our sets are bring readied. The story about whatever happened on Feb 22 isn’t true.”
From Sanjay’s side, Dharam Oberoi, CEO of Sanjay Dutt productions, says, “Akshay and Sanjay have no issues. The two exchange hugs every time they bump into each other.”
However, a source close to actress Lara Dutta, who is also a part of Blue says, “We were informed that there’s a shoot on Feb 22. But just a few days before the shoot, Lara was told that the shoot was canceled.”
Phew! We wish Anthony all the best.