- "Vicky's character is based on Sanju's friend Paresh," said Mr Hirani
- "It's an amalgamation of three-four other friends of Sanju," said Vicky
- "It's a fictionalised character," said Vicky Kaushal
The trailer reveals that Vicky Kaushal plays a dear friend to Sanjay Dutt, who sticks by the actor through the rough patches in his life. Sanju director in his statement added that the essence of the friendship shared by Paresh and Sanjay Dutt has been retained in the film as well.
Watch the trailer here:
In his interview to NDTV, Vicky Kaushal had earlier given us an insight about the character he plays in Sanju. "Primarily there is a guy whose name is Paresh. He lives in the US. They have been friends for 30-40 years, they are more like brothers. For the film, this character is an amalgamation of three or four other friends of Sanju sir. People who know Sanju sir, they would know this is Pariya - they call him Pariya. So it's a fictionalized character but much closer to Pariya," the actor revealed during the interview.
Of being a part of Sanju, Vicky Kaushal earlier told PTI that it is a "big thing" for him. "Sanju is a special film made on a special person and it is made by a special person too. So it is a big thing for me to be part of this film," he said.
Based on Sanjay Dutt's life, Sanju features Manisha Koirala as Nargis (Sanjay Dutt's mother), Sonam Kapoor as one his rumoured girlfriends, Anushka Sharma as a biographer, Dia Mirza as Maanyata and Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt. The film will hit screens on June 2.