Published On: Wed, Jul 13th, 2016

Khalnayak is set to remake with Sanjay Dutt


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Khalnayak was the 1993 Bollywood action thriller film which was produced and directed by Subhash Ghai. The movie got extensive popularity worldwide. Now after many years the makers of Khalnayak have decided to remake it and the movie is going to return with a sequel that will see Sanjay Dutt reprising the iconic character of Ballu Balram.

Bollywood’s hit director Subhash Ghai stated in an interview that “We’ve made an agreement to produce Khalnayak Returns which will roll by the year end or early next year,”


The decision is made after Dutt’s release from jail. Dutt was arrested under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act in April 1993, due to illegal arms possession. The terrorism charges were dropped, but he was convicted of illegal possession of arms. After serving his sentence with good behaviour and conduct, Dutt was released on 25 February 2016.

In 2006, Ghai received the National Film Award, for producing the social problem film Iqbal. He continued by saying that “He (Sanjay Dutt) will play Ballu Balram who comes out of jail after 20 years. The script is at its final stage. Once it’s complete, we will announce the rest of cast and credits,”

Well-known Bollywood critic Taran Adarsh affirmed the news also:

Subhash Ghai – Sanjay Dutt to produce Khalnayak Returns. Scripting in progress. Sanjay Dutt to star in central role. Cast under finalization.


The 71 year old Ghai, who has given hit movie like  Karz (1980), Hero (1983), Meri Jung (1985), Karma (1986), Ram Lakhan (1989),Saudagar (1991), Pardes (1997), Taal (1999), has further stated that “He made a soundtrack with some voice over in the background which I loved. Impressed with his passion for the film, we decided to take the idea forward,”

After listening the news, the fans of Dutt and Khalnayak are waiting for the release of the movie.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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