The Sanjay Dutt biopic has hit snags though the filming of a single frame is yet to begin.
The film featuring Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt has been delayed, but reading between the lines of statements made by the likes of Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan — two people without whom a Sanjay Dutt biopic would be incomplete — presents a different picture.
After months of speculations, Raju Hirani has opened up to say in 2014 that he was indeed making a biopic on Sanjay Dutt and that the film may go on floors before Sanjay Dutt is released from prison. Speaking about it, he said that he has received lots of inputs from Sanjay’s family, which includes his sisters Priya, Namrata, his brother-in-law Kumar Gaurav, and a very close friend Paresh, (who is based in US).
For all intents and purpose, a Sanjay Dutt biopic is exactly the kind of thing that great cinema is made of and perhaps this was the very reason that idea might have cropped up in the head of Hirani. It is believed that during the shooting of PK, Dutt had started narrating his personal story to Hirani and somewhere in the midst of hearing the actor talk about the trials that he had undergone, Hirani decided to make a film on it.
This was also the time where the possibility of Dutt being convicted for his role in the 1993 Bombay serial blasts had come to a pass and the thought of incarceration made Dutt look within.
There have an array of biopics in recent times being made, like Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Paan Singh Tomar, Shahid, The Dirty Picture etc. – CI NEWS