- "It is a fantastic, fabulous and an outstanding film," said Alia Bhatt
- "I am really big fan of Rajkumar Hirani," Alia added
- Alia Bhatt is rumoured to be dating Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor's rumoured beau Alia Bhatt can't stop praising her Brahmastra co-star after watching Sanju. The actress, who was spotted attending the screening of the film with Ranbir on Thursday, said that the film is "outstanding." "I really liked it. It is a fantastic, fabulous and an outstanding film. I think in my top 10 best film list, Sanju is high up there. Ranbir is outstanding in it," Alia Bhatt said at a recent media interaction in Mumbai. Alia Bhatt's comment come at a time when the duo have been trending on and off for their reported romance. Sanju is the biopic based on the life of Sanjay Dutt, which has been directed by Rajkumar Hirani and Ranbir Kapoor plays the protagonist in the film.
Alia also couldn't stop saying all things nice about the Sanju director as well and said she is a huge "fan" of Mr Hirani. "I am really big fan of Rajkumar Hirani so whenever his films come out, I cannot wait to see it and every time, he manages to hit out of the park. It is one of the best films that we have right now in the past couple of years," said Alia.
The 25-year-old actress seemed to have been impressed by the supporting cast as well. Vicky Kaushal, who was Alia's co-star from her last film Raazi, is part of Sanju too. Speaking about her co-star and the cast of Sanju, Alia said: "Vicky Kaushal and Paresh ji (Rawal) also did a fantastic job. Everyone including Anushka (Sharma) and Sonam (Kapoor) did really good job. It's a full package."
Sanju opened at the theatres on Friday and has been well received by the audience - trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted the early estimates to be at Rs 32 crores as the first day collections of the movie. Critics and fans have showered Rajkumar Hirani's film with outstanding reviews so far. In his review of NDTV, Saibal Chatterjee writes: "Director and co-writer Rajkumar Hirani takes liberties with true events for the purpose of bolstering the film's emotional appeal, but he does not let Sanju turn into a mere cinematic apologia for a temperamental movie star's many indiscretions. Together with screenwriter Abhijat Joshi, he crafts an intelligent script that highlights the upheavals unleashed in Dutt's life by drugs, alcohol, girls, guns and goons. The film is marked by both empathy and surprising bluntness. ".
Alia Bhatt also gets along well with Ranbir Kapoor's family. The actress joined Ranbir and Sanjay Dutt for a get-together at Rishi and Neetu Kapoor's home recently. Apart from script reading sessions, Alia is also often spotted with Ranbir in and around Mumbai. Neetu Kapoor and Alia Bhatt follow each other closely on Instagram and often comment on each other's posts.
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are currently shooting for Ayan Mukerji-directed Brahmastra, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan. Brahmastra is a fantasy trilogy, which is expected to release on August next year.