BY ANUJ RADIA
Ranbir Kapoor is all set to mesmerise us again with his onscreen avatar for his next. Titled Sanju, the movie is a biopic on the colourful and controversial life of Sanjay Dutt with Ranbir Kapoor playing Dutt’s character.
While the teaser of Sanju gave us a small glimpse of what will surely be a roller coaster ride, fans are highly anticipating the trailer of the movie.
Now, we finally have a release date for the trailer as we will get another longer glimpse at Sanjay Dutt’s life on May 30, 2018.
Meanwhile, in an interview with a publication, Rajkumar spoke candidly about Ranbir and when asked if there were any similarities between Sanjay and Ranbir, the filmmaker revealed, “Both come from film families, and have that X-factor, the charm. They have lived the life of actors all through. Ranbir is not someone from outside the industry who came here to be a hero. In a sense, it was easier for me to see him as Sanju. Physically, they’re not similar.
Sanju is bigger, but Ranbir is slightly taller than him. He doesn’t seem so, but it is true. Ranbir worked very hard to get the physicality right. He spent days watching tons of videos to strike the right balance and when you observe him in the film, you will notice that there is a resemblance of Sanjay Dutt, yet you know it is Ranbir Kapoor.
If he did anything slightly more, it would look caricaturish and if he did a little less, it wouldn’t work. I didn’t think about anyone else. I first thought of Ranbir and went straight to him and I can tell you, we were right.”
Sanju is directed by Rajkumar Hirani and along with Ranbir, the movie also stars an eclectic cast featuring Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal and Karishma Tanna.
Sanju is slated to release on June 29, 2018.