Ranbir Kapoor to play Sanjay Dutt in biopic
Sanjay Dutt has done many successful films in his career but his real life is no less dramatic. The actor is widely respected by fans and colleagues of the industry and popularly known as Sanju baba. There have been reports before that Sanjay’s wife Manyata Dutt is planning a biopic on Sanjay’s life. But if the latest buzz is to be believed, the project may take a whole new dimension because noted director/ producer Raj Kumar Hirani has reportedly agreed to produce the film. On top of that, the role of Sanjay Dutt has been offered to none other than Ranbir Kapoor.
As per sources, once Raju Hirani is finished with Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’, he will start work on the project. Sanjay Dutt is known to be one of Hirani’s favorite actors and also has a role on the film ‘PK’. Sanjay and Hirani share a very strong relation and together have done two super hit films, ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ and ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’. A third installment in the ‘Munna Bhai’ series was also under production but is currently stuck because of Sanjay Dutt’s jail term. The source has added that Ranbir Kapoor is quite excited about the project and is also happy to work with a personality like Raj Kumar Hirani. The two of them has done some discussion on the project as well. The source said, "The writing of the project has begun. Raju and Ranbir are excited to work together and are in regular touch." Ranbir also shares a good rapport with Sanjay himself. They have worked together in the past for a commercial. Before Sanjay went to prison, Ranbir would regularly exercise in the former’s gym. He even used to take one of Sanjay Dutt’s prized motorbikes for a joyride. Although neither Hirani nor Ranbir has made any comments on the project, an official announcement is expected soon.
Sanjay’s wife will be closely involved with the project as a co-producer. Sanjay’s sister, Priya Dutt, is known to be a bit apprehensive because if the project is mishandled it will have a very negative effect. She however has faith on Raj Kumar Hirani and is happy because of Ranbir playing the role. Sanjay Dutt’s life has seen many ups and downs. From the untimely death of his mother and first wife, to several stints in prison, there are several sensitive issues in his life that can be too tricky to portray on screen. However judging by the standard of the people involved in the project, we can only expect the best.