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J P Dutta to complete war triology

MUMBAI: As if the tribute to his brother Deepak who was a squadron leader in the Indian Air Force was not enough in his earlier films like Border and LOC, J P Dutta wishes to repeat that theme again. He is soon starting work on the final film that will complete his war trilogy.


Dutta’s film will feature the likes of Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and Naseeruddin Shah. The director is also in talks with Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Abhishek Bachchan.


Dutta had subconsciously dedicated all his war films to brother Deepak who died while on duty. In fact Dutta’s first film as a director, Sarhad, was in memory of his brother but it could never be completed.


Despite the belief that war films don’t work these days, Dutta seems optimistic as he describes his new war film "as the most challenging one he has ever made" as it’s going to be a very expensive project.


Presently, Dutta is busy meeting officials of various ministries of the Indian government to attain permission to shoot the film in war-sensitive areas. Admits Dutta, “While I was making Border and LOC, the Indian government was very kind to me as they co-operated a lot with me. They probably think that I know what I am doing when I’m dealing with the topic of war.”
Dutta is hopeful of receiving the same level of support from the government as he did with his previous projects.
 

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