Sanjay Gupta (director)
- This article relates to film director. For the CNN senior medical correspondent of the same name see Sanjay Gupta
Sanjay Gupta in 2010
23 October 1969
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Known for||Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)
Shootout at Wadala (2013)
|Home town||Mumbai, India|
Sanjay Gupta (born 23 October 1969) is a Bollywood writer-director. The entertainment site Rediff says that he is known for " fast-paced action thrillers" which include Aatish: Feel the Fire (1994) and Kaante (2002), and that he has been involved in a number of controversies.
Gupta started his career with Aatish: Feel the Fire. Later he went to write and direct films including Ram Shastra, Khauff and Jung. The filming of Jung (2000), lasted over two years. Gupta and producer Satish Tandon had a dispute about the release of the film, with Tandon pushing for a release while Gupta wanted Sanjay Dutt to re-dub some lines, which Dutt was refusing to do.
While filming Kaante in the Los Angeles in 2001, the events of the 9/11 attack forced the film to relocate planned scenes from several areas that were then considered sensitive. Commentators noted a similarity in Kaante to Quentin Tarantino's film Reservoir Dogs. Gupta says that he was inspired by a number of other films as well, including The Asphalt Jungle, The Killing, and the film that inspired Reservoir Dogs, City On Fire.
|1994||Aatish: Feel the Fire||Yes||Yes|
|Shootout at Lokhandwala||Yes|
|2013||Shootout at Wadala||Yes||Yes||Yes|
- "Movies: An interview with Sanjay Gupta". Rediff. July 27, 2002. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
- Kanchana Suggu. "'I will not dub for Jung'". Rediff. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
- Rajinder, Dudrah,; Jigna, Desai, (2008-10-01). The Bollywood Reader. McGraw-Hill International. ISBN 9780335222124. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
- Dudrah, Rajinder and Desai, Jigna. 2008. The Bollywood Reader: The Essential Bollywood. Oxford University Press. pp. 6.