Big B as Sunil Dutt, Ranbir to play Sanjay’s role in biopic


According to the latest grapevine, megastar Amitabh Bachchan will enact the role of Sanjay Dutt’s father in a biopic to be directed by noted director Rajkumar Hirani. Ranbir Kapoor will reportedly play the role of Sanjay Dutt. As per report, director Raj Kumar Hirani and Sanjay Dutt are keen on having Amitabh Bachchan essaying the role of Sunil Dutt.

A source close to the Dutts was quoted saying, “He (Sanjay) considers Abhishek his younger brother and Bachchan Saab as a father figure. When the casting of Sanju’s father was being considered, Big B was the unanimous decision.”

The ‘PK’ director had the honor of working with Sunil Dutt in ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ and it was his last screen appearance. Rajkumar Hirani feels no one could portray the role of Sanjay’s father better than Big B. For the first time the Hirani will be working with Big B and he is blessed.

Says Sanjay's friend, "Raju Hirani has the highest regard for Dutt Saab. He feels no actor can portray his integrity, dignity and warm persona better than Mr Bachchan. Also the fact that Raju has never worked with Bachchan Saab is another big incentive."

If all goes well, Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bahchcan have the potential to bring alive Sanju Baba’s life on-screen.