- Manisha Koirala plays the role of Nargis Dutt in Sanju
- Rajkumar Hirani introduced her character with a new poster
- Referring to Nargis, he wrote: "She lovingly called him Sanju"
In the poster, Manisha's persona as Nargis will particularly remind you of Nargis from Raj Kapoor's 1955 film Shree 420. Nargis married Sunil Dutt - her Mother India co-star - in 1958 and Sanjay Dutt was born in 1959.
She lovingly called him #Sanju, and now that's what we all do too! Watch the ever so wonderful Manisha Koirala as Nargisji on 29th June. @mkoirala#RanbirKapoor! #RajkumarHiraniFilms@VVCFilms@foxstarhindipic.twitter.com/QkizS8RMBl— Rajkumar Hirani (@RajkumarHirani) June 6, 2018
Manisha Koirala, who is a cancer survivor, told news agency PTI before she joined the sets of Sanju: "Whenever I see a cancer patient today it is like reliving the moment. I am affected in any which ways. When I will be performing that (Nargis Dutt's role). I am yet to start shoot, of course I will be revisiting that."
Sanju's ensemble cast also includes actors like Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal, Jim Sarbh and Boman Irani. Sanju is all set to hit screens on June 29.