Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari

Actor Sanjay Dutt‘s comeback movie ‘Bhoomi’ has finally got a leading lady in the form of Aditi Rao Hydari. Earlier, we had heard the names of many actresses like Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sayyeshaa Saigal who were being considered for the role of the leading lady, i.e. the onscreen daughter of Sanjay Dutt.

The director Omung Kumar has confirmed the news. He said, “We shortlisted Aditi because she’s in a good space right now. I love the way she emotes. This, unlike her other projects, will be her film. She’s a relatively untapped actress. The father-daughter relationship is an important aspect of the narrative in this revenge drama. Aditi’s face perfectly blends softness with a lot of strength. Besides, I like to team up people, who seem unlikely to be cast together, in my movies.”

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Omung also spoke about the off-screen camaraderie of Aditi and Sanjay Dutt. Omung said, “Aditi’s role goes hand-in-hand with Dutt’s track in the film. His journey is physically demanding, while her role will display an array of emotions. So, it’s important that they get along well.They are in fact being trained by a diction expert for the dialect common in Agra.”

‘Bhoomi’ is helmed by Omung Kumar and it will depict the journey of a teenager and her father and how their relationship evolves with time. The movie is slated for a release on August 4, 2017.

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