Rajkumar Hirani helmed Sanjay Dutt biopic, which has been making the headlines since its announcement, has reportedly got a title. The ace filmmaker has allegedly decided to go with ‘Sanju’, as it is what his friends call him in the industry.
Rumours over the title of the film had been floating for a long time with some calling it ‘Dutt’, ‘Sanju Baba’ and such titles.
The film stars Ranbir Kapoor in the titular role and Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Anushka Sharma and Manisha Koirala playing pivotal parts in the film.
Rumours that are doing the rounds are that Mahesh Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt himself will be making a special appearance in the film which is produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
The film is slated to release on June 29, 2018.
It was finally time to bring out the cake and pop the champagne as director Rajkumar Hirani and his stars Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor celebrated the wrap of the Sanjay Dutt biopic. The stars and the crew came together for a small party to mark the end of this film that took over a year in the making.
Dressed in ‘#DuttsTheWay’ tees, Ranbir, Sonam, Hirani and the cast celebrated their last day of filming before the film goes into its post-production stage. Pictures from the bash that made their way onto social networking handles see Ranbir and Sonam with bright smiles as they pose for a selfie with their director. Apart from posing for pictures with his crew members, Ranbir was also clicked popping a bottle of champagne.
The biopic, set for a June 29 release, will see Ranbir stepping into Sanjay’s shoes to bring the actor’s controversial life to the big screen. Sonam will reportedly be seen essaying the role of Dutt’s love interest. The biopic is one of the highly anticipated films of the year, especially after set images of Ranbir’s uncanny resemblance to Sanajy made their way online.
The film also boasts of an ensemble cast that includes Manisha Koirala as Nargis, Dia Mirza as Sanjay Dutt’s wife Maanayata Dutt, Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt, Anushka Sharma and Vicky Kaushal.
Sanjay Dutt and Ranbir Kapoor fans can brace themselves and mark their calendars as the much-awaited biopic finally has a release date. The highly anticipated film of 2018, will see RK step into Dutt’s shoes, and bring to the big screen the various ups and downs of the veteran actor’s controversial life thus far.
Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani on Friday took to Twitter and shared the big announcement with a tweet that read, “#DuttBiopic releasing on June 29.”
The film, which according to reports, was initially scheduled to release on March 30, 2018, has now been pushed to June 29. Nevertheless, fans can now heave a sigh of relief as the director has himself made an official announcement on the same.
Apart from Ranbir, the film also stars Manisha Koirala as Nargis, Dia Mirza as Sanjay Dutt’s wife Maanayata Dutt, Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Vicky Kaushal.
Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt has been hitting headlines ever since the time of its announcement.
While reports of actors essaying some of the key characters are already out, it wasn’t clear as to who will play the role of Dutt’s sister Priya Dutt. According to latest reports, southern star Aditi Seiya has been roped in to play the role of Priya by Hirani.
Versatile actors Paresh Rawal and Manisha Koirala will be seen essaying the role of Sanjay’s parents Sunil Dutt and Nargis respectively. Starring Ranbir Kapoor in titular role, the film will also see actors like Anushka Sharma and Sonam Kapoor making special appearances in the film.
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.
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…
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.”
If names like Rajkumar Hirani and Ranbir Kapoor were not enough to intrigue people about this project, there are a brigade of other names you should know that are associated with the film.
While Ranbir will be seen portraying the role of Sanjay Dutt, Diya Mirza is reportedly playing the role of the actor’s current wife Maanayata. The reigns of reprising the role of his parents Sunil and Nargis Dutt have been taken up by Paresh Rawal and Manisha Koirala respectively.
Other names reportedly include Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal, Karishma Tanna and others playing other important roles in the film.
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 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.
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.
Manisha Koirala will be reprising the role of Sanjay Dutt’s Nargis mother in the film. Playing mother to a 35-year-old was something the actress was not comfortable with initially.
The actress reportedly said that she was quite reluctant when approached for the role. However, she was convinced by Rajkumar Hirani by making her understand that she is being asked to play the role of Nargis and not Ranbir Kapoor’s mother. So Manisha reportedly took it that way.
Also, in an earlier interview, Hirani had said that Manisha is a cancer survivor and had lived through the trying times. So she would be able to “identify with Nargis’ fight. The actress also happens to have been treated at the same cancer facility in New York where Nargis was treated.