Karan Johar's latest film Agneepath is a remake of the 1990 Hindi film of the same name and the original movie featured Danny Denzongpa in villain's role. The new version of the action flick shows Sanjay Dutt as bald with bulky physique, tattoos on his arms, a silver ring on top of his left ear and a black outfit.
In an interview to PTI, Sanjay Dutt spoke extensively about his character. The actor said, "The problem is that the nation is falling in love with him. I was surprised that people love him. It was a surprise for me. I was in Nagpur and Indore and people there were all shouting 'Kancha, Kancha'. I was like...what has happened? (Yeh kya ho gaya hai)."
Sanjay Dutt continued, “One week before I was dubbing for the film and after 15-20 minutes, I stopped and said to Karan I want to go out for some time. He asked me what happened...I said if I tell you the reason you will start laughing at me. But as he was asking me again and again I had to tell him. I said I can't see myself like this, I got scared seeing me. I could not believe. I was like...this was me?"
When asked about the difficulty in playing the role, Sanjay said, "It was not difficult for me. It was easy for me due to director Karan Malhotra. He guided me very well through the journey of Kancha. It was not like he was stringent about it he used to listen to me, my suggestions. He knew the style, in which, Kancha should act... look, converse. All thanks to Karan that it was easy for me."