Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor has left us agape with his uncanny resemblance with Sanjay Dutt in his upcoming film Sanju. The actor has donned the character as a second skin as the trailer shows us. But Sanjay Dutt and Ranbir Kapoor’s friendship is old as the latter has been pampered by Dutt all along.
In an interview with DNA, Ranbir revealed when he started idolising Sanjay Dutt, saying, “I saw Sanjay sir for the first time in Kashmir. He was shooting for Sahibaan (1993) with Papa (Rishi Kapoor). I recall seeing this tall man with long hair, wearing an earring, dressed in a Pathani; I was quite mesmerised by his aura. I was fascinated with him from the word go. During our growing up years, my sister, Riddhima, had Salman Khan’s poster in her cupboard while I had that of Sanjay sir’s. So, I have always idolised him”.
Talking further about their relationship, he continued, “Of course, he’s very close to the family. He treats me like a younger brother and spoils me with many gifts as well as a lot of love. He gave me a Harley Davidson motorcycle for my birthday. He used to pick me up for a drive in his Ferrari late in the night. It seems life has come a full circle with him when I got an opportunity to portray him on screen. Initially, I didn’t have the confidence to play the part. However, when Raju sir shared the script with me, I discovered a human side to Sanjay sir. It’s not the Sanjay Dutt we know. I’ve a lot more admiration and respect for him now”.
Apparently, Rishi Kapoor wasn’t quite happy with Sanjay’s gesture. Ranbir Kapoor went on to tell how pissed he was and totally lashed out at Sanjay. Rishi Kapoor once called Sanjay up and said, “Stop spoiling my son, isko tere jaisa mat bana. (don’t make him like you)’. But now, he’s aware that I have the bike. It is one of my most prized possessions”.
Sanju is directed by Rajkumar Hirani and it also stars Anushka Sharma, Paresh Rawal, Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal, Jim Sarbh, Sonam Kapoor and Manisha Koirala. The film is slated to hit the theatres on June 29, 2018.