The much-talked about Sanjay Dutt biopic will release in June this year, director Rajkumar Hirani has confirmed. Ranbir Kapoor is playing the protagonist in the biographical drama.
“The no-holds-barred story of Sanjay Dutt, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, #Dutt Biopic releasing on June 29! A Fox Star Studios presentation, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani. #Ranbir Kapoor,” tweeted the production house.
Sonam Kapoor plays the role of actress Tina Munim, Anushka Sharma had been cast as a journalist while Monisha Koirala and Paresh Rawal will take up the roles of Sanjay Dutt's parents - Nargis and Sunil Dutt. Dia Mirza will be seen playing the role of Sanjay's wife Maanyata in the biopic. The yet-untitled movie will highlight Dutt's initial days in the industry, his affairs, his relationship with his parents and his jail-time.
Ranbir Kapoor, who confessed that Dutt shared his personal experiences generously to help him get into the skin of the character, told PTI: “It's not a propaganda film trying to portray him as God or something. 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. These were human conflicts in his life.”
On the work front, Sanjay Dutt is currently shooting for “Torbaaz” and also has “Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3” in the pipeline. Ranbir Kapoor is currently prepping for Ayan Mukerji's “Brahmastra”, in which he co-stars with Alia Bhatt.