Sanjay Dutt denies tiff with Salman Khan, calls him younger brother

Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan have been the best of friends for over two-and-a-half decade. But soon after the Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’ actor’s release from jail in February, reports started floating that all was not well between the duo.

Reportedly, Sanjay and Salman had a fall-out over the latter’s manager Reshma Shetty. Salman had recommended his friend to hire Reshma so that he can get good projects once he is out of jail. But Sanjay did not get a single project through her and eventually fired her.

While neither of them have openly spoken about the rift, Sanjay in a recent interview to a popular tabloid dismissed reports of a feud with Salman Khan and has called him his younger brother. He has also refuted rumours about his biopic being postponed and its script being tweaked.

“What jhagda! I went to his Ganpati celebrations when I was on furlough and no one wrote about it. But he didn’t visit me after I returned, and that was news. He is a busy actor, he was shooting far away, he can’t be sitting at my house 24×7 but he is still my younger brother,” Sanjay said when asked about the tiff.

Recently, reports suggested that Sanjay feared that he might have revealed a bit too much about his life to be showcased on screen. He has, therefore, asked Rajkumar Hirani, the director of his biopic, to hold back the project and rework on the script.

The ‘Khalnayak’ actor denied the reports and said that the biopic on him starring Ranbir Kapoor is very much on track. “I’m told they’ll start in December. The dates are sorted but Raju (Rajkumar Hirani) is still writing. He has 900 hours of recorded conversations with me that he has to cull out a two-and-a-half-hour film. He doesn’t want me to hear it till the first draft is ready. He should give me a narration in 15-20 days,” Sanjay said.

The actor has also mended his relationship with filmmaker Sanjay Gupta whit whom he had worked in films like ‘Kaante’, ‘Plan’, ‘Khauff’, ‘Musafir’, ‘Zinda’ and others. Sanjay stated, “Bhaiyon mein jhagda hota hai and the world takes advantage of that. But jab bhai mil jaate hain, no one talks about it.”

Meanwhile, Sanjay has a series of films lined up, including his biopic, a third instalment of ‘Munna Bhai’ series and the sequel to Shubhash Ghai’s 1993-hit Khalnayak.