Rajkumar Hirani denies whitewashing Sanjay Dutt through 'Sanju'

The film-maker explained that he hasn't glamourised Dutt either because the film clearly shows his antics

Entertainment Desk August 12, 2018

Makers of the hit Bollywood film Sanju have been accused of whitewashing the industry's controversial actor Sanjay Dutt. However, they now have questions of their own, reported The Indian Express.

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When asked to comment on the bashing that Sanju has received, director Rajkumar Hirani said that there's a lot that he can say. "Whitewashing as a word is being thrown open. If you've watched the film, what was Sanju's crime?"

Dutt had a gun in the film. Hirani continued, "Sanju kept a gun and we have shown that. We have shown that he served five years in jail and he admitted that it was a mistake. So what have I whitewashed? I want to understand that."


The film-maker explained that he hasn't glamourised Dutt either because the film clearly shows his antics. From having 308 girlfriends and being addicted to drugs, the film brings forth many aspects of the Khalnayak star's life to the limelight.

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Abhijat Joshi who co-wrote the film with Hirani added that the worst allegation they have received is that the film was made to earn cash. He said, "It is ridiculous because if money was the criteria, we would have made five Munnabhai films back-to-back. They would have been bigger hits. Or we could have made a sequel to 3 Idiots."


Hirani added that when he was making Sanju, many people said that the film would mark his first flop as the main lead was a negative character. However, the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer has managed to earn over INR 3.5 billion worldwide.

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