Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on Sanjay Dutt’s life, starring Ranbir Kapoor is one of the much awaited films of the year. The makers has recently dropped the trailer and it traces the life of Sanjay Dutt from his rise to fall and rise again.
The teaser narrates all phase of Sanjay Dutt’s life, from earlyRocky days to drug phase to Yerwada jail to life post jail, the teaser captures it all. Ranbir Kapoor, who plays Sanjay Dutt in the film Sanju, has surprised his fans with the striking resemblance to Dutt.
The film has an ensemble star cast playing real-life characters. Let’s take a look at the actors who are playing Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit and others in Sanjay Dutt’s biopic ‘Sanju’
1. Manisha Koirala as Nargis Dutt
Manisha Koirala will be seen playing the role of Sanjay Dutt’s mother Nargis Dutt in the film. Sanjay Dutt was quite close to his mother. Nargis passes away before Sanjay’s debut film Rocky in 1981. Her death has been cited as the cause of his drug addictions.
2. Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt
Veteran actor Paresh Rawal will be essaying the role of Sunil Dutt in actor Sanjay Dutt’s biopic. Sunil and Sanjay shared a deep bond in real life. The veteran actor had stood by his son’s side during his darkest phase including the legal battle.
3. Dia Mirza as Maanayata Dutt
Dia Mirza will be seen as Sanjay Dutt’s third wife Maanayata Dutt. Earlier, Dia has worked with Sanjay in several films including Dus, Parineeta and Lage Raho Munnabhai.
4. Karishma Tanna as Madhuri Dixit
Television actress Karishma Tanna will play the role of Madhuri Dixit. For those who don’t know, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit was the most discussed couple of the town in 90s. However, their alleged steady relationship hit rock bottom when Dutt was arrested for illegal possession of arms in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
5. Sonam Kapoor as Tina Munim
Sonam Kapoor is playing the role of Sanjay Dutt’s first co-star in Bollywood, Tina Munim. Sanjay Dutt was paired opposite Tina Munim aka Tina Ambani in Rocky.
6. Vicky Kaushal as Kumar Gaurav
Vicky Kaushal will play Kumar Gaurav, who is married to Sanjay Dutt’s sister Namrata Dutt. The actor was one of the closest friends of Sanjay and then went onto become his brother-in-law.
7. Jim Sarbh as Salman Khan
Jim Sarbh will be seen in as Salman Khan, one of the oldest friends of Sanjay Dutt. The two actors were thick buddies at one point. Even after controversies and numerous rumours about their tumultuous friendship, the two of them have stayed friends. They have worked together in popular films, Saajan and Chal Mere Bhai,
8. Anushka Sharma as Film Journalist
Anushka Sharma will be playing the role of a journalist in the film who will follow the ups and downs of the actor’s life.