January 18, 2016 3:19:36 pm
Director Rajkumar Hirani, who is currently busy promoting Saala Khadoos, will soon dive deep into his next pet project, biopic on Sanjay Dutt starring Ranbir Kapoor. While this is the first time Hirani will be seen directing a real life story, he is quite sure that the movie will have all the elements associated with a Rajkumar Hirani film and even more. “The only reason I am doing this film is because when I heard the story I couldn’t believe it. It will be a very engaging and entertaining film,” Hirani told IndianExpress.com.
Delving on the sole reason behind making a film on Sanjay Dutt, Hirani said, “The only reason for me to make this film is because I got engaged in the story. Or else, why would I make a film on Sanjay Dutt? When I heard the story, I was like ‘whatttt’. For 25 days, I sat with him just to hear his story. I was editing PK then and I would call Sanjay and tell him, ‘Sanju shaam ko aa raha hoon’. He would narrate his story and I would hear it out.” (Sanjay Dutt will not feature in his biopic: Rajkumar Hirani)
Ranbir Kapoor, who will be playing Sanjay Dutt in the film, will also be undergoing massive physical transformation to look and feel his part. “Ranbir was always my first choice. I needed somebody who portray an 18-year-old to 55-year-old. For the same, I needed a younger actor,” explained Hirani. Ranbir Kapoor knows all of Sanjay Dutt’s stories and will play him well internally: Rajkumar Hirani
While Hirani has got the casting right by roping in one of the finest actors from the younger generation to play Sanjay Dutt in the form of Ranbir, the actor’s recent flops at the box-office doesn’t bother the master director even one bit. When asked if Ranbir’s dip in form is a cause of concern, Hirani said, “Never. All these things don’t matter beyond a point. Eventually an actor must be right for the role and he is right for the role. What matters is Ranbir is a great actor. He is a fantastic actor.” Underworld will be a part of Sanjay Dutt’s biopic, says Rajkumar Hirani
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