BY ANUJ RADIA
After immense anticipation, the pehli jhalak – aka teaser – of Rajkumar Hirani’s highly awaited film Sanju has released.
Under a duration of 1 minute and 25 seconds, Hirani and Ranbir Kapoor (who plays the titular role) encompass the entire life of actor Sanjay Dutt – from living in suites with sweeping views of New York to living in a windowless prison cell.
Without a doubt, Sanjay Dutt’s life has been eventful and this short teaser emphasises this, especially through the biopic’s tagline ‘One Man… Many Lives”. It just leaves the audience yearning to see more and encounter these avatars of Mr Dutt.
Just prior to the teaser launch, Sanjay Dutt came on Skype and said:
“Mujhe Abhi tak Vishwas Nai ho Raha that a film is made in my life. I wish I could have been there with you all but I am shooting abroad. I have seen the scenes of the film and I can’t believe how Ranbir is looking like me. Raju, Munnabhai bhi Ranbir ko mat de Dena.”
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Few lives in our times are as dramatic and enigmatic as the saga of Sanjay Dutt. Coming from a family of cinema legends, he himself became a film star, and then saw dizzying heights and darkest depths:
Adulation of diehard fans, unending battles with various addictions, brushes with the underworld, prison terms, loss of loved ones, and the haunting speculation that he might or might not be a terrorist.
The film promises to be a hilarious and heartbreaking exploration of one man’s battle against his own wild self and the formidable external forces trying to crush him.
It depicts the journey of a man through everything that life can throw at him. Some true stories leave you thinking “did this really happen?” This is one such unbelievable story that happens to be true.
In addition to Ranbir Kapoor, the film also stars Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal, Jim Sarbh and Boman Irani – in pivotal roles.
Slated for a 29th June release, the anticipation for Sanju has only just intensified!