During an interaction with the reporters during the promotions of Race 3, Salman Khan opened up regarding his views about his close friend Sanjay Dutt’s upcoming biopic Sanju. The biopic is scheduled for release on the 29th of June, 2018, with Ranbir Kapoor starring in the titular role. Despite his character portrayal in the teaser receiving much attention and critical acclaim, Salman Khan announced that he would have appreciated it if, in place of Ranbir, Sanjay himself had been cast to play his own role in the movie.
In his statement, Salman declared that he had liked the trailer for the movie, but was unable to wrap his mind around the fact that the last 7-8 years of his life had not been portrayed by Sanjay Dutt himself in the film. According to him, Sanjay should have been the first preference for playing his part, as no one would ever be able to portray his life better than himself. In follow-up questions, Salman Khan also gave his own opinions about the new generation of Bollywood actors who he regarded as being apparently unable to grasp the feel of traditional Indian cinema. He elaborated on the fact that every almost actor in the younger generation was going ‘slightly off’ in their work, and based his thesis upon the analogy that all of them saw India as being restricted within Cuffe Parade and Andheri.
Despite confessing his disappointments, Salman did take his time out to praise rising stars like Tiger Shroff and Varun Dhawan, stating that both of them had been ‘getting it right’, unlike their fellow actors. Salman also praised his fellow Race 3 co-star Anil Kapoor, stating that the latter was preparing to take over the role of Amitabh Bachchan in the Indian cinema any time now.