The makers of Sanjay Dutt biopic have announced the film’s release date. The movie directed by Rajkumar Hirani and it stars Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role. The film is all set to hit the theatres in Christmas 2017.

Ranbir and Rajkumar have collaborated with each other for the very first time, though the actor did have a special appearance as an alien in ‘PK’, which released in 2014.

At an event earlier this year, Rajkumar mentioned that he is not making the film to promote the actor. He said, “I take a lot of time to make a film. I will never make a film to propagate a friend. When they told me about the film, I said that I don’t understand this world, till I actually heard his story. The first time he opened up and I heard his story, I found it very engaging. That’s the only reason I am going to make a film. I am only going to show him as he is.”

Rajkumar was all praises for Ranbir, he had said, “We are showing Sanju’s life from the time he was 17. So, obviously Sanju can’t play it. We wanted an actor who looks like a star, is a good actor, who can gain weight and become like that. Ranbir is a fantastic actor. He has grown a lot and he knows Sanju as well. He understands that world. It is always good to have an actor who believes in the film thematically. Ranbir is somebody who has grown up in a film family and he understands the pathos in his life.”

Rajkumar has earlier released 3 Idiots and PK on Christmas which were huge successful.