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Checkout who is playing whom in the Sanjay Dutt biopic ‘Sanju’

Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on Sanjay Dutt’s life, starring Ranbir Kapoor has been released in cinemas. The film traces all phase of Sanjay Dutt’s life, from early Rocky days to drug phase to Yerwada jail to life post jail.

The film has an ensemble star cast playing real-life characters. Let’s take a look at the actors who is playing whom in the biopic.

1. Ranbir Kapoor plays Sanjay Dutt

Ranbir Kapoor is seen playing the role of Sanjay Dutt in the film. Ranbir has been receiving praises for his performance in the titular role. Ranbir also worked thoroughly on his transformation for the character as he had to showcase 30 years of Dutt’s life in the film.

2. Paresh Rawal plays Sunil Dutt

Veteran actor Paresh Rawal essaying the role of Sanjay Dutt’s father Sunil Dutt in the film. 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. Manisha Koirala plays Nargis Dutt

Manisha Koirala 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.

4. Dia Mirza plays Maanayata Dutt

Dia Mirza is seen as Sanjay Dutt’s third wife Maanayata Dutt in the film. Ever since the loss of his father, Manyata has been Sanju’s pillar of support through thick and thin.

5. Vicky Kaushal plays Sanjay Dutt’s best friend 

It was believed that Vicky Kaushal will be playing Sanjay Dutt’s brother-in-law and his best friend Kumar Gaurav. But the actor is actually playing a different friend named Kamlesh “Kamli” Kanhaiyalal Kapasi. Vicky’s character traits are based on Sanjay Dutt’s best friend Paresh Ghelani, who stands by the actors’ side through his thick and thin in life.

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6. Aditi Gautam and Ashnoor Kaur plays Dutt’s sisters

South actress Aditi Gautam is playing the role of Sanjay Dutt’s sister Priya Dutt in the film. While, television actress Ashnoor Kaur is playing the role Namrata Dutt.

7. Sonam Kapoor plays Sanjay Dutt’s ex-girlfriend

Sonam Kapoor is playing the role of one of Sanjay Dutt’s ex-girlfriend. Earlier, it was being said that she will play the role of Tina Munim in the film. But, Sonam is seen as one of Dutt’s ex-girlfriends whom he supposedly dated in the late 80s or early 90s.

8. Jim Sarbh plays drug dealer

In earlier reports, Jim Sarbh was rumoured to be playing the role of actor Salman Khan, but he is playing the role of a drug dealer in the film.

9. Karishma Tanna plays Pinky

Earlier, it was being said that Karishma Tanna will be playing Madhuri Dixit, who once was rumoured to have an affair with Sanjay Dutt. But, in the film she is playing the role of Pinky (Sanjay Dutt’s friend Kamli’s girlfriend) in the film.

10. Anushka Sharma plays biographer

Anushka Sharma is seen playing the role of Winnie Diaz, a biographer, who visits to India from London as Dutt wants her to write a book on him.

11. Special cameos

The film has a list of cameos like Boman Irani plays the role of Sonam Kapoor’s father. Arshad Warsi is seen essaying Circuit from Munna Bhai MBBS. Tabu is portraying herself while presenting a award to the actor on stage for his performance in Munna Bhai MBBS. Mahesh Manjrekar is playing a filmmaker in the film.

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