MUMBAI: Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film Bhoomi is talk of the town after its poster was released over the weekend. But it did catch wild attention of the film buffs…but not for the good reasons!
Fans felt the makers had copied it from Liam Neeson’s The Grey (2011). Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, though not associated with the project, came to the rescue of Bhoomi’s makers.
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) July 29, 2017
He said close-ups of actors are often used on posters and does not amount to copying.
The actor took to Twitter to post the poster for his fans on his 58th birthday.
— Omung Kumar (@OmungKumar) July 24, 2017
It is slated to release on September 22. The makers of the film on Monday had released the first look of the film in which the actor is seen with a blood-soaked lip.
Talking about it director, Omung Kumar says, “When the teaser poster came, I had said that people will want to know more and more about the film. And this poster is a testimony to Sanjay’s amazing way of transforming and portraying different characters with intensity.”
While producer Bhushan Kumar tags the poster as, “just a slice of the magic of Sanjay Dutt and the intensity of his role in Bhoomi,” another producer Sandeep Singh adds, “Bhoomi is vintage Baba. I think his fans have been waiting too long for him and I am quite confident that they won’t be disappointed.”
The film will be Sanjay’s first film since his release from Pune’s Yerwada Central Jail in 2016.
His was last seen in PK in 2014 with Aamir Khan.
The film is set for release on September 22, 2017.
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