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Sanjay Gupta Starts Scripting 'Shootout 3: The Gang Wars of Bombay' In Self-Isoltation

For The Film, Gupta Said He Is Collaborating With Screenwriter Rajat Aroraa, Who Has Penned Hits Like "Once Upon A Time In Mumbai", "The Dirty Picture" Among Others.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 20 Mar 2020, 12:30:57 PM
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New Delhi:

The master of making gangstar, mafia, mumbai underbelly movies, filmmaker Sanjay Gupta has revealed that he is in the process of scripting the third installment of the "Shootout" franchise. For the film, Gupta said he is collaborating with screenwriter Rajat Aroraa.

While remaining in self-isolation, Gupta announced, "Can you imagine spending your day between looking after six kids all under ten & trying to write your next biggie that involves a shitload of research? SHOOTOUT 3 - The Gang Wars Of Bombay. You better be worth it!"

"Now taking my first break from the first writing session of 'Shootout 3'. Love this feeling when you begin the scripting journey. And what makes this one special is @rajatsaroraa. Collaborating with him for the first time and already enjoying his wicked writing," Gupta tweeted.


The first part, "Shootout at Lokhandwala" was helmed by Apoorva Lakhia and starred Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Oberoi, Suniel Shetty among others and was released in 2007.

The second installment, "Shootout at Wadala" was directed by Gupta and featured an ensemble of John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut among others.

Gupta's next directorial, "Mumbai Saga" stars Jackie Shroff, Suneil Shetty, John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Amol Gupte, Prateik Babbar, Gulshan Grover, and Rohit Roy, and bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar under his banner T-series. Set in the 1980s-'90s, the film revolves around all that went into transforming Bombay into Mumbai. According to the media reports, Emraan Hashmi will be playing a police officer while the rest are gangsters. 

Mumbai Saga is scheduled to be released in June this year. 

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 20 Mar 2020, 07:52:34 AM