After a gap of six years, Sanjay Gupta is back at his genre gangster-action with Mumbai Saga and has roped in actors like John Abraham, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Gulshan Grover, Rohit Roy, Samir Soni, Amole Gupte and Pratiek Babbar for the lead roles in the film. The shooting of the film went on floors a day ago in Mumbai and John was part of this schedule. And according to latest update, a star actress is all set to join the cast of the film. Kajal Aggarwal has been signed on to play the lead role opposite John Abraham in the film and will be her comeback in Bollywood after a brief gap. “The most important thing is that my gangster films often also have strong female characters. This character starts off as John’s girlfriend, then becomes his wife. So, I needed an actress who play a 17-year-old college girl, a young wife and then, a strong woman in her 30s. I’m an admirer of Kajal’s work, she looks lovely and has a great screen presence. I’m glad we’re collaborating on this film,” Sanjay Gupta was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.
Kajal Aggarwal was last seen in Do Lafzo Ki Kahani which also starred Randeep Hooda and was directed by Deepak Tijori. The film had Kajal playing a blind girl and the actress received rave reviews for her work. Kajal hasn’t since appeared in any Bollywood film and has also worked in South films.
Speaking about Mumbai Saga, this gangster drama is aimed to be released in June 2020. The film will portray how Mumbai was filled with gangster in late 80s and how the rice mills were shut down to rise malls in the city. Director Sanjay calls it an adventurous journey and says he is excited to start it. “It’s 5.30 in the morning and I’m having my cup of tea. In less than two hours I’ll be taking my first shot. I’m excited, anxious, nervous… a bit of all actually as I embark on this very ambitious and adventurous journey called Mumbai Saga,” he tweeted yesterday.