Rajkumar’s Hirani’s latest addition to Bollywood on Sanjay Dutt’s bopic titled Sanju has been garnering attention and anticipation after the release of its teaser. The film, starring Ranbir Kapoor has the actor portraying multiple roles played by Sanjay Dutt in his entire career span including the Munnabhai MBBS stint.
Apart from Ranbir’s transformation, what can’t be ignored is that Dangal star Aamir Khan was also supposed to be a part of Sanju. Apparently, Mr.Khan was supposed to play Ranbir’s father on screen i.e. Sunil Dutt. However, Aamir refused the part which later went to Paresh Rawal.
The real reason was unknown on Aamir’s part given the fact that he had already worked with Raju Hirani in 3 Idiots and PK. However, Hirani has himself spilled the beans on the same.
In an interview with Outlook, Raju shared, “Aamir is a friend. Any script I write, I bounce it to him. When I narrated Sanju to him, he loved it and said, ‘Main bhi kuch karta hoon (I should also do something in it).’ Then I said, do this (Sunil Dutt’s role). But he was already doing the role of an elderly man in Dangal (2016) around the same time.” So that’s why Aamir had to let the role of Sunil Dutt in Sanju pass.
Meanwhile, the teaser of Sanju has been gathering amazing reactions from the fans. The makers have planned to launch the trailer later this month and the film is slated to hit the theatres on June 29.
Sanju also stars Manisha Koirala as Nargis Dutt, Dia Mirza as Maanayata Dutt. Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal will also be seen in significant roles.