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Sanjay Dutt wanted to play Sunil Dutt’s role in his biopic

Sanjay Dutt who was very close to his dad wanted to play the most iconic character of the film.Sources close to the actor claim he didn’t want the attention to be divided between the real and the reel Dutt and hence decided against playing his own dad.

bollywood Updated: Feb 11, 2017 19:14 IST
Sanjay Dutt worked with his dad in Munnabhai MBBS, which was Sunil’s last film.
Sanjay Dutt worked with his dad in Munnabhai MBBS, which was Sunil’s last film.

Ranbir Kapoor and Rajkumar Hirani have started working on their next - a biopic on Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt. While Paresh Rawal has been roped in for Sunil Dutt’s role, we have now learnt that Sanjay wanted to play his own dad in the film.

Sanjay Dutt who was very close to his dad wanted to play the most iconic character of the film.Sources close to the actor claim he didn’t want the attention to be divided between the real and the reel Dutt and hence decided against playing his own dad.

The father-son duo at an event.

Sanjay has given around 200 hours of recording as basic matter for the biopic. Ranbir will be seen portraying three phases of Sanjay Dutt’s life in which he will be seen in three avatars with a beefy body and then a lean look from 90’s and the third avatar will showcase his phase in drug rehab.

The shooting of the film began in January.

As part of his preparation for the role, Ranbir has gained more than 13kg of weight which comprises of muscle and no fat to match up with the muscular physique of Sanjay Dutt.

The film also features Sonam Kapoor as Sanjay’s earlier love interest, Vicky Kaushal as his friend from the US, Anushka Sharma as a journalist and Manisha Koirala as Nargis, Sanjay’s mother, whose death in 1981 from pancreatic cancer, affected him deeply.

The untitled biopic will be the first one to be made on a Bollywood star.

Sanjay Dutt, 57, will make a comeback Omung Kumar’s Bhoomi.

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