Is Sanjay Dutt a Part of ‘Sanju’? :10 Unknown Facts About Ranbir Kapoor’s Film
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Is Sanjay Dutt a Part of ‘Sanju’? :10 Unknown Facts About Ranbir Kapoor’s Film

What makes Sanju, directed by Raju Hirani, one of the most awaited films of the year. 10 factors decoded

1) Sanjay  Dutt seems very happy with Ranbir Kapoor playing  him in the biopic. Initially  Dutt was   opposed  to  the idea  of Ranbir in the lead role. In fact, Dutt  made fun of theTamasha actor’s choice of films and wondered  how anyone who plays a  character called Barfi can play Dutt!

2) The censor board  had absolutely no problem with  the content  of  Sanju. They  passed the film with almost no cuts and a  ‘UA’ certificate. The  sequence showing  excreta  flowing of Dutt’s prison-cell  was asked to be removed  voluntarily “for  aesthetic reasons”

3) This  time Ranbir Kapoor’s father  Rishi Kapoor has decided to go all-out to  plug the film. Bhai, bete ke career ka sawaal hai. After  the collapse of Jagga Jasoos, Rishi has abandoned  his earlier  policy  of  not praising his son.

4) Ranbir’s new relationship with  Alia Bhatt has  given Sanju an added  edge, an edge that Ranbir is not comfortable with.  After initially speaking about his burgeoning feelings for  the  lovely Ms Bhatt,  Ranbir decided  to withdraw  his  romantic candour from the  public space  because  it seemed like he  was  using love to promote his film. So no more love talk for Sanjay Dutt.

5) Many of the women that Dutt dated  are not mentioned  by name  in  the  film. These ladies are now happily(?) married  and it would have been less than ethical to bring them  up by name feel the makers.'

6) Several titles  for the  biopic like ‘Dutt’,  ‘Baba’, and ‘Sanju Baba’ were  considered  and discarded. Finally Sanju was  the  chosen title. Why? Because “Dutt’s” the way they like   it.

7) The real Sanjay Dutt saw and  loved  the  film. He  is apparently so inspired by what Raj Kumar Hirani has  done  in  the  film that he  intends  to get down to writing his memoirs as soon as  possible. Perhaps Anushka Sharma can help with the typos. She plays Dutt's  biographer  in Sanju.

8) Sanju  uses  one  of  the most iconic songs of Sanjay Dutt’s career, Kya yeh pyar hai  composed by R D Burman, sung originally by Lata Mangeshkar and  Kishore Kumar  from Sanjay’s debut film Rocky. The remix has been done by Amaal Malik.

9) While Sonam Kapoor Ahuja plays an amalgamation  of  several  of Sanjay Dutt’s well-known girlfriends, Vicky Kaushal  plays  Dutt’s fictional best friend(Dutt had  many best friends in  different phases  of his life).  Jim Sarbh is rumoured to  play Salman  Khan with whom  Sanjay has shared a  very stormy relationship over  the years.

10) Sanjay Dutt himself appears at the end  of the  film. So don’t walk out until the end-credits roll.

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