- Sunil Dutt had sent him a letter in 2005, some days before his birthday
- For over 12 years, the letter stayed in my drawer: Paresh Rawal
- Sanju is based on Sanjay Dutt's life
"I was like, 'Why would he write a letter to me?'. She said, 'For your birthday'. I said my birthday is on May 30, why would he write a letter five days before. Straight cut to January 2, 2017, when I was at the narration of Sanju at Rajkumar Hirani's house, I got a call from Swaroop asking me what to do of the letter of Dutt saab in the drawer... amazing connection. I asked her if the letter was still there? Earlier you would get birthday letters, which you would eventually clear. However, for over 12 years, the letter stayed in my drawer. This is the connection... I think I was destined to play Sunil Dutt," he added.
The trailer of Sanju gave a brief introduction to all the characters in the film. Sanju is a film based on Sanjay Dutt's life. Manisha Koirala stars as Nargis (Sanjay Dutt's mother), Sonam Kapoor as one his rumoured girlfriends, Anushka Sharma plays a biographer, Dia Mirza as Maanyata and Vicky Kaushal is his childhood friend.
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, Sanju releases on June 29.
(With IANS inputs)
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