One of the most awaited Bollywood films for the year is Sanjay Dutt’s biopic. Actor Ranbir Kapoor is said to play the role of Sanjay Dutt in the film. The Bollywood star has apparently put in a lot of effort for the role and is proud of his work. This would probably explain why the teaser of the film is being shown to his close friends and colleagues to get a feedback.
Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently working with Ranbir on ‘Brahmastra’ pointed out that he could not find a difference between Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt and innocently asked, “So you guys got Sanju to do that shot?”
Amitabh’s reaction indicates that Ranbir’s performance in the upcoming biographical drama is the kind to look forward to.
The no-holds-barred story of Sanjay Dutt, directed by @RajkumarHirani, #DuttBiopic releasing on June 29! A Fox Star Studios presentation, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and #RajkumarHirani. #RanbirKapoor
— Fox Star Hindi (@foxstarhindi) January 5, 2018
Speaking about the pressure of playing an icon such as Dutt, Ranbir told the media, “It was surreal for me. You’re acting like him, and the director calls cut, you look up, and suddenly there’s Sanjay Dutt actually sitting behind the monitor! But then I’d got so obsessed with him. Every time I’d see him, I’d start observing him like a hawk — the way he scratches his beard, twitches his eye, drinks water, hugs… It’d become a bit of a sickness for me. But that obsession is necessary for acting, or any form of art — that madness to get something right. You may still fall flat on your face, but it’s necessary.”
The untitled Dutt biopic is directed by Rajkumar Hirani, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani. The film will also feature Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Manisha Koirala, Paresh Rawal, and Vicky Kaushal.