Sanjay Dutt to make a cameo in his own biopic

Dutt was initially discouraged to do a cameo because it would impact the way the story is digested by the audiences

Entertainment Desk October 21, 2017

Seems like Bollywood’s most anticipated biopic SANJU, which is Rajkumar Hirani’s depiction of Sanjay Dutt’s life, might have the veteran actor popping up on screen for a few scenes. Previously, it was reported that Hirani had initially discouraged Dutt to do a cameo in his own film because it would impact the way the story is digested by the audiences.

This sudden change of plans has the internet excited about the Bhoomi actor appearance in the movie, in which Ranbir Kapoor plays the protagonist.

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According to Hindustan Times, the Khalnaayak star initially wished to play his dad’s iconic character in the film but decided against it as he didn’t wish to dilute the attention between the reel and real life of the narration. This, however, doesn’t rule out the news of Dutt playing a cameo in his own biopic.

“It would seem like the film is getting Dutt’s approval if he makes an appearance in it. There is enough space for him to fit nicely into the plot, without creating any kind of imbalance,” sources said.

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The Kaante actor expressed his full faith in the film’s producers as he has worked with Hirani before in the famous Munna Bhai franchise, and said “I was not skeptical at all. Raju, Abhijat and I sat for many, many hours and I laid the cards right out in front of them. I have nothing to hide. I’ve never had anything to hide either.”

Deccan Chronicle reported that the Hirani crew decided to have the real Dutt in the movie to give it a natural boost. They believe the Kapoor-Dutt duo in the film will have fans excited. The film is all set to star Paresh Rawal, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza and Manisha Koirala portraying Dutt’s various real-life relationships. According to sources, Sanjay might do part of the voice overs for the film.

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