Sat. Feb 22nd, 2020

Ranbir Kapoor on Sanjay Dutt biopic: Not trying to portray him as God

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The Sanjay Dutt biopic has been making headlines for a while now. From the cast to Ranbir Kapoor’s look in the film, fans have been lapping up every little detail. Talking to PTI, Ranbir shed some more light on the film.

According to Ranbir, the film is an honest depiction of the Munna Bhai MBBS actor. “He hasn’t been a hypocrite about it (his life). So it’s not a propaganda film trying to portray him as God or something,” Ranbir said.

He added, “We are trying to show a very human side of Sanjay Dutt – his perils, his downfall, his will to fight, his time in jail, terrorism charges, his drug phase, how he handled his mother’s death two days before the release of his debut film, his relationship with his father…”

Pictures of Ranbir shooting for the biopic got leaked to the media, and the resemblance is uncanny. But it was not looking like Sanjay that was difficult for Ranbir. “Getting the look right is very superficial, it is easy as you have help from make-up and computer graphics. To show Sanjay Dutt as a human being, as a biopic only works when you show the human side of a person, and not the glories but the downfall as well (was not easy),” the Jagga Jasoos actor said.

Speculation was rife that the Khalnayak song will be a part of Rajkumar Hirani’s film, but Ranbir refuted the rumours. “We have not touched upon the Khalnayak phase. This film doesn’t talk about Sanjay Dutt the hero, but Sanjay Dutt’s life. We have touched upon his few films like the first one, Rocky and Munna Bhai MBBS,” he said.

The film, which also stars Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Paresh Rawal and Manisha Koirala in key roles, is set to hit the screens on March 30, 2018.

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