Just one more day to go before we witness the life of Sanjay Dutt on the silver screen essayed by Ranbir Kapoor. But, before we do that let’s check out a list of who’s playing who in this ensemble starrer.
Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt
Ranbir will be seen essaying the role of Dutt in the biopic directed by Rajkumar Hirani. The actor will take us through three facets of Dutt’s life; his drug abuse, the women in his life and his imprisonment. Ranbir has been receiving praises for his performance in the titular role just from the looks of the trailers. He has nailed the walk, talk and charm of the Vaastav actor in the upcoming film. Ranbir also worked thoroughly on his transformation for the character as he had to showcase 30 years of Dutt’s life in the film. That’s some dedication!
Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt
The versatile veteran will be seen essaying the role of Sanju’s father Sunil Dutt. Rawal is a class actor in his own unique way and the range of films to his credit proves his worth in the industry. Now, he will be seen essaying the role of the legend, Sunil Dutt. Rawal, who is so overwhelmed with the opportunity to play Dutt in the film, had said on the trailer launch of the film: “I have never seen Mother Teresa but I have seen Dutt Sahab.” In the past, Rawal has also portrayed the role of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in the biopic of the same name. It’ll be interesting to see how Rawal will justify the role of one of the most respected Bollywood personalities ever.
Manisha Koirala as Nargis Dutt
As per many people, Sanjay Dutt was closest to his mother and her sudden death caused the actor to once again go through substance abuse. Yesteryear actor Manisha Koirala will be essaying the role of Dutt’s mother in the film. This is Manisha’s long-awaited comeback to the big screen after a long time. Manisha a cancer survivor herself and was initially hesitant to play the role of Nargis because of the late actor’s terminal disease. However, Manisha eventually agreed to do the role and we are shocked to see the uncanny resemblance of her with Nargis Dutt.
Dia Mirza as Manyata Dutt
Ever since the loss of his father, Manyata has been Sanju’s pillar of support through thick and thin. Actor Dia Mirza, who has collaborated with Hirani in the past, will be essaying the role of Manyata Dutt in the film. Not much has been told about her part in the film but Mirza’s character is crucial.
Vicky Kaushal as Sanju’s friend
The talented powerhouse Vicky Kaushal, who won hearts with his performance in Raazi, will be seen essaying the role of Sanju’s best friend, who has never given up on him. According to Hirani, Kaushal will be playing a Gujrati guy in the film and is a mixture of various friends of Dutt. Earlier, it was reported that Kaushal was playing the role of Dutt’s brother-in-law and close friend, Kumar Gaurav. However, those speculations were put to rest once the trailer was out.
Sonam Kapoor as Tina Munim
Sonam Kapoor will be seen stepping in the shoes of yesteryear actor Tina Munim, with whom Dutt made his debut into films with Rocky. If rumours are to be believed, Dutt also had an affair with the yesteryear actor and that is why her character in the film is another crucial one. The hilarious yet dramatic scene we saw in the trailer where Sonam Kapoor is asking Ranbir for a mangalsutra and in turn Ranbir gives her a toilet seat is something that has caught the attention of the fans. Probably, more can be known about their history once the film is out.
Anushka Sharma as author/writer
Anushaka Sharma will be reuniting with Ranbir for the third time after Bombay Velvet and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The gorgeous actor will be seen essaying the role of a writer, who is interested to write a book about Sanju. She is playing a biographer who visits to India from London as Dutt wants her to write a book on him. No further details has been revealed about the importance of Sharma’s character but like many other characters in the film, her’s will also be worth knowing.
Ashnoor Kaur and Aditi Gautam as Dutt’s sisters
TV actor Ashnoor Kaur will be essaying the role of Dutt’s younger sister Priya Dutt while South actor Aditi Gautam will playing the role of Namrata Dutt, his second sister.
The film has a list of cameos mainly from many of Dutt’s iconic films, including Munna Bhai and Rocky. Actors Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi will be seen essaying themselves in the film in the roles of Dr Astana and Circuit from Munna Bhai MBBS. However, Irani’s role is yet to be revealed as he is seen in two different avatars in the film. Once in the scene from Munna Bhai MBBS and the other in the trailer where he is seen in the initial phase of Dutt’s life. Confusing, right! Tabu will also portray herself while presenting a award to the actor on stage for his performance in Munna Bhai MBBS. Mahesh Manjrekar will also be seen playing himself in the film while the biggest surprise came only yesterday when it was revealed that Sanjay Dutt himself will be a part of the film in the end credits!
Karishma Tanna and Jim Sarbh
The only characters yet to be revealed by the makers of the film are the ones played by Karishma Tanna and Jim Sarbh. Earlier, the buzz was that Tanna was set to play Dutt’s alleged fling Madhuri Dixit but it’s yet to see the truth behind these rumours. Talking about Sarbh, his character is important where he can been seen getting beaten up by Dutt in the song Kar Har Maidan Fateh. Well, let’s see how the mystery unfolds surrounding these two as the film is less than a day away from release.
Presented by the iconic duo of Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Sanju is all set to hit the theatres on June 29.