Actor Sanjay Dutt is currently promoting his upcoming film KGF: Chapter 2. During a promotional event of the film, Sanjay said that he can’t romance actor Alia Bhatt due to their age difference. Sanjay also addressed Alia and her boyfriend actor Ranbir Kapoor as “hard-working kids”, reported Hindustan Times.
Sanjay and Alia have starred in two films together, including Kalank and Sadak 2. Recently, in an interview, revealed that Sanjay asked her to address him as “chachu (uncle).” During an interview with GoodTimes, Sanjay was asked how other actors romance young actors on screen but he doesn’t and how he feels about it. Listing out his age factor, Sanjay said, “Arey ab to thodi main Alia Bhatt ke sath romance karunga (I cannot be romancing Alia Bhatt at this age). Yeah, so I mean it’s like that, you got to move on.”
He added that he admires the younger generation of actors, like Alia and Ranbir, with whom he’ll be seen in Shamshera. He said, “They’re very hard-working and focused kids. They’re there. It feels nice to see them and to work with them.”
Earlier this year, in an interview with Siddharth Kannan, Alia said that Sanjay treats her like a baby. “Sanju is different. He always treats me like a baby because of his relation with my dad. He is always like, ‘Call me chachu’. That’s the way he likes it,” said Alia.
Sanjay will be seen playing the role of Adheera in KGF Chapter 2. The film also stars actors Yash, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty, and Prakash Raj. Releasing nationwide on April 14, 2022, in Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam, KGF: Chapter 2 is written by Prashanth Neel. The first part came out in 2018. The film is being presented in North Indian markets by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment and AA Films.