- Salman said that Sanjay Dutt should've played himself in the last portion
- Sanjay Dutt recently said Ranbir did a 'fantastic job' in Sanju
- "I cannot become a second Sanjay Dutt," says Ranbir Kapoor
Earlier this month, during a group interview to promote his film Race 3, Salman Khan had said: "For Sanju, I was thinking why is somebody else playing this bit? The last 8-10 years. You cannot do justice to that. Sanju should have played the last bit," reported news agency PTI.
The trailer of Sanju released last month and it went crazy viral. In some scenes, Ranbir resembled Sanjay Dutt to the T. Several Bollywood celebs and members of the Dutt family, including Sanjay Dutt praised Ranbir for the hard-work he put in for the Rajkumar Hirani-directed film. Sanjay Dutt recently told ETimes: "He (Ranbir Kapoor) is doing a fantastic job. Whatever I have seen on the sets of the movie, it is really great." Last month, Sanjay Dutt's sister Priya Dutt told mid-day that no one could copy Sanjay Dutt style 100 per cent but she "loved the way Ranbir has portrayed him."
Watch the trailer of Sanju:
Sanju maps Sanjay Dutt's journey from his early days in Bollywood to the present day encompassing his phase of drug addiction and his involvement in the 1993 Bombay Blast Case.
Sanju also stars Manisha Koirala, Paresh Rawal, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Anushka Sharma and Vicky Kaushal. The film opens in theatres on June 29.