Veteran actor Paresh Rawal will be essaying the role of Sunil Dutt in actor Sanjay Dutt’s biopic to be directed by Rajkumar Hirani.
Actor Ranbir Kapoor is playing the lead role in the film which went on floors on 15th January. “The film will showcase a beautiful father-son track. We are happy to have on board Paresh Rawal, who will be seen essaying Sunil Dutt in the film. As known, Sunil and Sanjay shared a deep bond in real life and Raju Sir is all set to recreate many of these heart touching moments on celluloid, “the film’s spokesperson said in a statement.
Also starring Vicky Kaushal in the film is slated to release this December 2017.
While the film director Rajkumar Hirani has admitted that Ranbir Kapoor is the only actor he has spoken to about playing the lead role in biopic on Sanjay Dutt, the actor says it will be an immensely challenging part to essay.
Talks have been on about Ranbir getting cast for Sanjay’s role in the movie. But the actor, who has shown his versatility through films like “Barfi” and “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, told IANS: “Biopics are hard because you have to celebrate such a giant man’s life on screen. I would really look forward to getting Sanjay Dutt alive on screen.
“It’s a very challenging character, very colourful…he’s had a very challenging life and I think it will be interesting to portray him on screen.”
However, Ranbir clarified that since Hirani is still writing the script, nothing is finalised yet. Hirani, in the meantime has said that he will start the film soon. Rajkumar Hirani has started shooting for his next venture, a biopic on the life of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt. Hirani shared he good news with his fans on Twitter on Saturday. And today, Dia Mirza took to the social networking site to share a picture from sets of the biopic. The picture has, writer Abhijat Joshi, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, Vicky Kaushal and Dia Mirza cutting a cake. The actress captioned the picture, “The happiest place in the world is on a @RajkumarHirani film set :).”