Rajkumar Hirani hits back to Salman for his remarks against Ranbir’s portrayal in Sanju


Post-the trailer launch of Sanju, Ranbir Kapoor garnered immense praises and appreciation for his class act in the film. Though Ranbir Kapoor’s look didn’t impress the Sultan of Bollywood Salman Khan. During the promotional event of Race 3 when asked about his views on his friend Sanjay Dutt’s biopic he replied, “Whenever Sanju wants to make a comeback, he will. It is all left to Sanjay Dutt, the day he thinks ‘I want to come back, he will be back.’ Even for the movie Sanju, I thought why did somebody else play his part. No one can do justice to that. The last bit of the film, Sanju only should have played it himself. The last portion of the last eight to ten years, Sanju only should have done it.”

Though later on Ranbir Kapoor disapproved of Salman Khan’s opinion and said, “It has never happened that a person played himself in his own biopic as it destroys the effect of a character.” And now director of the film Rajkumar Hirani shared similar kind of sentiments by saying that if Sanjay Dutt would have played himself in Sanju it would have disconnected the audience from the film.

In an interview with a leading entertainment portal, Rajkumar Hirani said, “The thought of Sanjay as his older self in the film’s final portions had crossed my mind for a moment, but then I let it go as I felt it would be too abrupt and weird. For one, you are seeing Ranbir as Sanju throughout most of the film, and then suddenly, you see Sanjay playing his older self, which would have automatically disconnected the public’s link with the film.”

Talking about Sanju, the biographical drama is set to hit the screens on this Friday. Anyway, are you guys planning to watch it on the coming weekend? Share your thoughts in the comments section below…


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