Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra- together have given a number of hit series like Munna Bhai M.B.B.S, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, 3idiots and P.K. and now the duo is famous for giving some meaningful films and sensible cinema. The big surprise is that the duo has come together again and this time for a Biopic with a subject on the life of the most controversial actor and also Rajkumar Hirani’s favorite actor with whom he has done his very first films- Sanjay Dutt. His life had inspired him to make a film on him and guess what, the most charming face in the industry has been chosen to play the role of Sanjay Dutt in the film-Ranbir Kapoor to play the lead.
Here’s a short summary of the actor who lead two life’s at a time-one of the stardom that rose to the highest level and the other one is much controversial that also rose to the highest.
Let’s start with taking his original name- Sanjay Balraj Dutt popularly known as Sanjay Dutt, an actor of Hindi Cinema who over the decade has done many films and entertained us and has enjoyed great success as a lead actor in genres ranging from romance to comedy, it has been the roles of gangsters, thugs and police officers in the drama and action genres that have won him much appreciation. Media reported him as the ‘Deadly Dutt”.
It was 1993 when Bombay suffered a series of serial bombings and this landed Sanjay Dutt in trouble among the several people associated with Bollywood who were accused of bombings and the involvement in the case. It was claimed that the weapons formed a part of a large consignment of arms connected to the terrorists. Following he was charged with some serious attempts under the act of terrorism and was convicted of illegal possession of armaments and this took him for a long period of imprisonment. Though he granted bail by the Supreme Court but was arrested again and spent seven months in Arthur Road Jail and Pune Prison on three occasion for the offences. His cycle goes on as he was released again and again Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to six years by Tada Court for rigorous imprisonment for illegal possession of weapons and cleared him of charges relating to the Mumbai blasts. Upon being released again, Sanjay Dutt also joined a political party.
On all this happenings with Sanjay Dutt were directly affecting his career and many of his films weren’t also picking up due to his jail tenure and this led to another huge movement. The biggies of the Hindi Film Industry together rise their voice and came in Support of Sanjay Dutt who was again and again has been serving his jail term and demanded his release. The movement was led for a long time.
Rajkumar Hirani has roped in Ranbir Kapoor for the role who will undergo a hard training to get the role perfect.