Sanjay Dutt biopic: Interesting facts about the Ranbir Kapoor starrer

Sanjay Dutt biopic: Interesting facts about the Ranbir Kapoor starrer


kapoor, rajkumar Hirani, manisha koirala and team pose together after wrapping up sunjay dutt biopic’s cape town schedule 

Ranbir Kapoor has been going the distance with director Rajkumar Hirani for their upcoming film, the untitled Sanjay Dutt biopic. After a short break, the star headed over to Cape Town for the next schedule of the film, where he reportedly shot a few scenes with actress Manisha Koirala who will reportedly be seen playing his mother on-screen. The actress has been giving fans a daily update about the advancements of the film apart from also sharing glimpses of the breathtaking shooting locations. A picture from the sets sees the Bollywood stars and their director posing along with the film’s crew for a picture after reportedly wrapping up a successful shoot.The movie also stars Paresh Rawal, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal and Karishma Tanna in pivotal roles. The biopic which chronicles the highs and lows of Dutt’s life is slated to release next year.

Sanjay Dutt biopic: Interesting facts about the Ranbir Kapoor starrer.


Bollywood is currently churning out biopics one after the other. Although there are still the number of them lined-up, there is one which is being eagerly awaited and that is the Sanjay Dutt biopic. The Rajkumar Hirani directorial stars Ranbir Kapoor in the titular role. Given the fact that Sanjay Dutt has been one of the most controversial and loved actors, the film on him would indeed make up for a fascinating watch. If this still does not intrigue and excite you, here we give you a rundown of interesting facts about the film…
Ranbir Kapoor’s childhood idol


Bollywood actors idolising on their senior or veteran Bollywood actors are not new. However, getting to portray the real-life character of one’s idol in a film is definitely special. And that is what exactly happened with Ranbir Kapoor. The Kapoor lad had reportedly confessed earlier that he was star-struck with Sanjay Dutt as a kid. So much so that he still has a photo of the actor on his cupboard. Ranbir stated that playing the actor he idolises is surreal for him.
Nailing the look


There is no doubt that Ranbir is going the extra mile to get under the skin of his character. Be it growing his hair or mimicking his walk or even bulking himself up for the part, Ranbir is quite literally doing it all. He not only beefed up for the character but surprised fans and the media when he stepped out for a shoot, bearing striking resemblance to Dutt recently. Complete with a faux greying beard, handlebar moustache, a scanty hairdo and a tika on his forehead, the 34-year-old star quite literally morphed into his on-screen character. Pictures doing the rounds online need a double look to realise that the man behind the beard is actually Ranbir and not Dutt himself. Speaking about it, Ranbir reportedly feels that getting a physical look right is easy. To get somebody’s soul right, the human being right- that’s the hard part. He says he is grateful for this film hopes that people understand Dutt’s life, his soul through his work.”
Light on controversial and dark episodes of Dutt’s life


Sanjay Dutt’s life has been a roller-coaster ride. It has everything that would make it interesting; right from love affairs, to drugs to crime to drama. And the upcoming film on his life is expected to shed light on all of them. Although the take and tone of the film are still unknown to us, what the film is reportedly expected to cover are some of the highlights of his life. His multiple love affairs with his co-actresses are one such thing. His fling with Madhuri Dixit-Nene is reportedly featured in the film. Apart from that his battle with drug addiction also forms one of the crucial parts of his life’s narration. After the death of his mother Nargis, the actor reportedly got addicted to drugs. Apparently, whatever he earned was spent on drugs, he even smuggled it in his shoes while travelling abroad. During his rehabilitation period in New York, he didn’t know what was happening around the world as he couldn’t even complete his pending films back home.
Rajkumar Hirani and Sanjay Dutt


Rajkumar Hirani shot to fame with his debut film ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ in 2003 which starred Sanjay Dutt in the titular role. The film went on to become a cult classic. This was followed by another in the franchise titled ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ with the actor again that not only did well commercially but also had a major social impact. His third film PK which was a blockbuster starring Aamir Khan also had Sanjay Dutt playing a prominent role in the film. So, technically, this will be Hirani’s fourth film with Sanjay Dutt but this time the actor is the director’s subject and not his character.
special games 


From among the names of the celebs doing round, it has been reported that actress Tabu will be making a cameo in the film where she will be seen playing herself. Tabu will reportedly be seen presenting an award for best actor in a comic role to Ranbir, who plays Sanjay Dutt in the movie. In real life too, Sanjay had won the same award for Munna Bhai MBBS in 2004 and Tabu had presented the trophy to him back then. The same scene has been recreated for the film. Tabu will reportedly be seen donning the same peach-coloured shalwar kameez and red dupatta that she had worn in 2004 when she had presented the award to Dutt. If reports are to be believed then director Rajkumar Hirani is also set to make a cameo in. The director will be essaying the role of Subhash Ghai in the film whose films Dutt has been a part of and will further approach Ranbir, who plays Dutt, to make a biopic on him. It has also been speculated that Sanjay Dutt will also make an appearance in the film. Although it would be a treat for the audience to see real and reel life Dutt together in the film, it goes in to see how the makers will make space for him in the film.
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