Acclaimed filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani is returning to the silver screen after four long years with a biopic on one of the most controversial actors Bollywood has had — Sanjay Dutt. Hirani, who is also responsible for reviving Sanjay’s career with Munna Bhai MBBS, shares a close bond with the Khalnayak of Bollywood. Starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role, the Sanjay Dutt biopic is all set to release on June 29 this year. The teaser for the film, which is said to be a chronicle of the various ups and downs in Sanjay Dutt’s life, will be released today and this is going to be the first full-blown look into the film since no previous posters have been revealed by the makers. Here is everything you need to know about Sanjay Dutt biopic.
Jagga Jasoos actor Ranbir Kapoor has been roped in to essay the role of Sanjay Dutt on screen. Though the actor’s looks are a stark contrast from that of Dutt’s, Ranbir has been reported to be working exceptionally hard to get under the skin of the character. Apart from Ranbir, Sonam Kapoor will also be seen playing Dutt’s love interest in the film while actor Dia Mirza will essay the role of his current wife Manyata Dutt. While Manisha Koirala will bring Dutt’s mother Nargis to the screen, Paresh Rawal will don the role of Sunil Dutt. Actors Vicky Kaushal and Karishma Tanna have also been roped in for guest appearances as well. Though not much is known, Pari actor Anushka Sharma is also said to play a journalist in the film. The actor had shared a behind-the-scenes photo on Instagram a few days ago.
Talking about the project, Ranbir had once said, “I have known Sanju sir since I was a child but when I started working on the biopic, I felt it is not a biopic but science fiction. I couldn’t understand how can anyone live a life like this. There is so much you can learn from his life. It’s not a dramatic, romantic film. It’s science fiction.”
On working with Ranbir once again after 10 years, Sonam told PTI, “He is such a fine actor. We just have 10 years of experience. But it was fabulous working with him. We shot in ND studios for Saawariya and for this film we shot at the same place. So it was deja vu.”