Release Date: 2018-06-29


Before it got its final title as Sanju, the fifth Rajkumar Hirani directorial remained to be known as Dutt biopic for the longest time. The Sanjay Dutt biopic that has Ranbir Kapoor playing him on screen is a drama that has ensemble of actors including Sonam Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Diya Mirza, Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal and also Karishma Tanna. The film is said to be a detailed account of actor Sanjay Dutt’s life that in itself is a roller coaster ride full of dramatic twists and turns. Hirani first got the idea of dedicating a cinematic piece on Dutt’s life after reading Sanjay Dutt’s letters that he would write to him while serving his Yerwada jail sentence. Hirani revealed the depiction of his life’s journey through words was moving enough to promise a very interesting story, that he later decided to direct for screen. Ranbir Kapoor as told by Hirani was the first choice and the actor didn’t express any reluctance in taking the offer. Co-written by Abhijat Joshi, the film took a long time to be written before it finally went on floors in 2016. While some of the portions of the film had to be reshot, Hirani like he always does followed his own pace and made sure he didn’t miss on anything. The film is once again a Vidhu Vinod Chopra film’s production along with Raju Hirani Films and Fox Star Studios.

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