In Department, Sanjay Dutt is the dreaded police officer Mahadev Bhonsle, who is the leader of an encounter squad. He has a lot more colour to it than Satya and Company. Ram Gopal Varma says, “He has shades of grey in him. He hasn't been seen in such a character in a very long time."
It was reported recently that there were conflicts between Sanjay Dutt and RGV. But the filmmaker denies the reports by saying that they are all rumours. He says that he has always had a great tuning with Sanjay Dutt during Daud. With Department, the bond has only strengthened.