The censor board of film certification viewed Raj Kumar Hirani’s Sanju last week and certified the film with no cuts except the scene showing the toilet in Dutt’s prison cell overflowing which has been ordered cut for “aesthetic reasons.”
For the rest ,the board members had no objection to Dutt being portrayed more as a victim than a perpetrator. Says a source from the censor board, “There are reports that the censor board members objected to Mr Sanjay Dutt’s portrayal in the film in a positive light. We are not assigned to judge a film’s morality. We evaluated the film in its totality and found nothing objectionable barring fleeting shots and dialogues here and there.”
Apparently the references to Sanjay Dutt’s “308 girlfriends…not counting the prostitutes” had the censor board chuckling. It’s a free world, after all.
Sanju, starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead, is one of the most awaited films of the year. The film’s trailer had generated a massive response online and the strategy of releasing teasers and characters in bits and pieces has worked to build up the hype. Will Sanju break the current bleak spell in Ranbir Kapoor’s career? We will know this weekend.