Sanjay Gupta


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Sanjay Gupta is a Bollywood writer-director known for his dark thrillers. He comes from an affluent business family of South Mumbai. He is Best known for films like Kaante and Shootout at Lokhandwala & most recently Shootout at Wadala.

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Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, whose upcoming film also marks the comeback of actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, says that it was the latter who decided her look in the film.
In the years 2008 and 2009, filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, who is known for films like Kaante (2002) and Shootout At Lokhandwala (2007), faced a financial crisis. A couple of his films didn't work at the box-office and he faced a huge debt. It had reached a level where he had to give up his villa in Goa.
Film-maker Sanjay Gupta made his love for short stories clear when he decided to produce the anthology movie, Dus Kahaniyaan, in 2008. Comprising 10 short films, of which he directed five, the movie was touted to be the first of its kind back then.
In the past, film-maker Sanjay Gupta has worked extensively with his friend, actor Sanjay Dutt.
Showbiz is wading through deep waters these days. Thanks to the non-stop downpours in Mumbai, film and television sets are waterlogged, shoot schedules are all topsy-turvy, and date jumbles have left both production units and actors scratching their heads.
Director Sanjay Gupta has banned smoking on the sets of his next film that marks the comeback of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and also stars Irrfan Khan, among other actors.
In 2002, when Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Mahesh Manjrekar and company's bank heist movie hit the screens, film-maker Sanjay Gupta faced many allegations of having ripped off Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992).
Of late, Twitter has become an intrinsic part of almost all Bollywood stars' lives. But it's interesting to know that the micro-blogging portal can also pave the way for work in the industry.
Director Sanjay Gupta's next project - which stars Irrfan Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - will now go on the floors in December, as opposed to its earlier schedule of January 2015.
Having directed films like Kaante (2002), Musafir (2004) and Zinda (2006), Sanjay Gupta is known for dark, edgy thrillers. But now, the film-maker is set to change gears.