A lot of people mistook Ranbir Kapoor for Sanjay Dutt when they saw the trailer of Sanju. But despite the stark physical resemblance and emotional understanding of Dutt, the actor wasn’t the first choice for the role, at least not for the producer, Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Shocked? So are we.
Well, if you don’t believe us, have a look at the statement where Chopra reveals who he wanted to play Dutt. “It was Raju’s idea to cast Ranbir. When he told me about Ranbir, I wasn’t happy at all. I thought someone else, like Ranveer Singh, could play this role much better. I thought Ranveer had the flamboyance, the emotional depth as well as the ability to change him completely to play Sanjay Dutt. But Raju was adamant that Ranbir would be perfect. And when we started shooting and Ranbir became Sanjay Dutt, I had to kind of eat my words. I think I can best sum this up by saying that Ranbir has become Sanjay Dutt both in swagger and soul.”
The trailer and the songs do indicate that Hirani’s choice was indeed bang on, as far as the film is concerned, it should emerge as a Blockbuster and resurrect Kapoor’s career.
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