Rajkumar Hirani’s highly anticipated film Sanju, one of the most awaited films of 2018, has been making the headlines since its announcement. The film is based on the life of Sanjay Dutt, and Ranbir Kapoor will play the title role. Koirala will the play role of Nargis Dutt, while Paresh Rawal will be seen as Sunil Dutt.
While Ranbir Kapoor’s uncanny resemblance to Sanjay Dutt has managed to grab all the eyeballs, many of us don’t know that Aamir Khan was offered a role in the movie.
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Do you know which role Hirani wanted Aamir to play?
The Munna Bhai MBBS director had offered the role of late actor and MP Sunil Dutt to Aamir. After the PK actor refused to do it, Paresh Rawal was approached and he agreed.
In a recent interview to Outlook, Hirani spoke about the real reason why Aamir Khan turned down the role. He said, “Aamir is a friend. Any script I write, I bounce it to him. When I narrated Sanju to him, he loved it and said, ‘Main bhi kucch karta hoon (I should also do something in it).’ Then I said, do this (Sunit Dutt’s role). But he was already doing the role of an elderly man in Dangal (2016) around the same time.”
Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan did not want to play an elderly man in such quick succession. After he refused, Hirani took the proposal to Paresh Rawal.
The film has been written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani and it also features Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Jim Sarbh, Dia Mirza, Boman Irani and Vicky Kaushal. The film is bankrolled by Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films, and it is all set to hit the theatres on June 29, 2018.