Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju is all set to hit cinemas on June 29. Just 3 days before the nation gets to see Sanjay Dutt’s journey, which has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride, on the big screen, the film’s director Rajkumar Hirani shares an interesting anecdote around it.

Speaking exclusively to SpotboyE.com, Hirani lets in that Ranbir Kapoor was a little hesitant about the biopic, when the PK hitmaker first approached him.

Sanju Poster

Sanjay Dutt was still serving jail time when Hirani sent a text message first to gauge Ranbir’s interest and availability for the project. “Yes, I sent him a text. I told him I want to see him for a film. It was known by then that I am planning a film on Sanjay's life. Ranbir replied: Hope it's not the Sanjay Dutt biopic.”

Rajkumar Hirani And Ranbir Kapoor On The Set Of Sanju 

It did take some convincing on the part of Hirani to hold Ranbir’s interest. “I wrote to him in return: Hai toh wahi, but listen to it at least once. He heard it, felt that it had potential and immediately said 'yes'.”

The other catch according to Hirani was that Ranbir would have got to play as many as 6 roles in a single film. “He is getting to play as many as 6 roles,” concluded the filmmaker.

Ranbir Kapoor In Sanju

With just days to go before Hirani’s labour of love hits cinemas, excitement around the biopic is at its peak. Also starring Dia Mirza, Manisha Koirala, Paresh Rawal, Jim Sarabh, Boman Irani, Sonam Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, Sanju is all set to take the nation by storm.

Stay tuned for a no-holds-barred interview with Rajkumar Hirani coming up soon. We'll be right back!


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