I wanted to do Sanjay Dutt’s role in ‘Sanju’, Aamir Khan


Few know that Aamir Khan has been approached to play Sunil Dutt’s role in Sanjuay-dutt/' title='Sanjay Dutt' class='article_display_tag' data-id='sanjay-dutt' id='article_tag_data_sanjay-dutt' style='display: inline-block;'>Sanjay Dutt’s biopic ‘Sanju’ but he turned down the film. The real reason of Aamir Khan turning down the promising role is now revealed. The perfectionist said that Rajkumar Hirani came to him with ‘Sanju’ script and he found it very interesting but the reason he said no to it is the role offered to him. He wants to play the titular role of Sanjay Dutt and not his father’s role.

Aamir interacted with the media here on Wednesday.

When asked if he was offered to play the role of Sunil Dutt, he said, “He (Hirani) approached me with the script and I loved it. He wanted me to play Dutt saab’s role. It is a fantastic role and the story is largely on the father-son relationship. But Sanju’s role is unbelievable.

“So as an actor, I told Raju that Sanjay Dutt’s role is so wonderful that it won my heart. So in this film I can’t do any other role but Sanjay Dutt’s, which of course I cannot do because Ranbir (Kapoor) is playing it. So, do not offer me anything.”

Aamir Khan says Ranbir is a good actor and he is confident that the film will do well.

“I cannot wait to watch the film now,” said Aamir.

In real life, Aamir shared a strong bond with Sunil Dutt.

Aamir Khan shared fond memories of Sunil Dutt. He said: “He always sent me telegrams in those days to wish me on Diwali, Eid, birthday... If my film did well, he sent me a congratulations note.”

Aamir said: “During the riots of 1993, the Hindi film industry took a delegation to the then Chief Minister to stop the riots. Around 40 people went to the CM’s office. After that, we decided that since no immediate action had been taken, we will sit under the statue of Mahatma Gandhi near Mantralaya. All 40 of us came and sat under the statue and we decided until the violence stops, we won’t move from there.

“For the night, we decided to continue it rotationally. So on the first time, Dutt Saab, Yash Chopra, Johnny Walker, I and one of the film producers, we all sat down together at night under the Gandhi statue. We spent the whole night there... Of course, the next day people came and by the evening the CM took some action.

“But for me, it was a memorable night where I was listening to the stories of their journey from Dutt saab and Johnny Walker. I remember that night very clearly. He was a very strong, dignified and gentle person.”


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