It looks like Sanjay Dutt is back in action for good.
Even as he gets ready to re-start shooting with Suniel Shetty 's quirky production, Easy Monthly Installment, where he plays a harassed, economically challenged middle-class man, Dutt has cut one of the most spectacular deals ever by a Bollywood actor.
He will take home a whopping 24-crore pay packet for three films to be made jointly by Ekta Kapoor and Suniel Shetty!
Both being big fans of Sanju Baba, this is Ekta's and Suniel's way of showing the industry's solidarity with the superstar to whom destiny has repeatedly dealt unkind blows.
Says a source close to both production houses, "Sanjay has been in and out of jail, but not for a day did distributors/producers or his audience lose faith in his super-stardom. The 24 crores doesn't include the underproduction Easy Monthly Installment."
The scripts for the three collaborations are now being finalized.
One of them would be a full on action film for which Dutt is getting back into shape. On December 12, he resumes shooting and the schedule stretches for a month.