Ranbir Kapoor will be playing Sanjay Dutt in his biopic which will be helmed by director Rajkumar Hirani. The film is in the news for all the wrong reasons. Reportedly Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt are not on the same page.
At a recent event, Dutt himself confessed about it. The actor said, “Meri life kaafi interesting hogi ki Raju Hirani saab jaise director ko pasand aayi. Ranbir is playing me, aur unki haalat kafi kaharab hai. Unka mujhe roz phone aata hai. He wants to spend days and weeks with me, but I can’t spend more than half an hour with anybody. I have been trying to avoid him, it is a difficult role for him to play. He is a fine actor though.”
Apart from Sanjay Dutt, filmmaker Pooja Bhatt believes that it won’t be easy for Ranbir Kapoor to play Sanjay Dutt. At a recent event, she said, “Ranbir ko bolo aise nahin hoga. Thoda jeena padega, thoda girna padega, aise hi Sanjay Dutt nahi bante. Aaj kal ki joh generation hai, they live too cautiously, nobody says anything without a PR person, nobody steps out without a stylist. When Sanju cut his hair in that mowhak style and wore that ganji, it became a rage. I don’t think that just by spending weeks with Sanjay, Ranbir will be able to play him. Maybe he needs a few more knocks.”
Few days back there were reports that Sanjay Dutt insulted Ranbir Kapoor at a party as well. Contrary to rumours about Sanjay assisting Ranbir, the former has kept a safe distance from the film’s preparation.
At a press conference in Mumbai, Sanjay categorically stated, “I am not giving Ranbir any training for the film. Rajkumar Hirani is there to take care of everything.”
Sanjay Dutt biopic will go on floors in the first half of 2017.