The star cast for Rajkumar Hirani’s much-awaited Sanjay Dutt biopic has been finalised now and the recent one to join the team is none other than 90’s actress Manisha Koirala.
The actress, whose last Bollywood outing was Ram Gopal Varma’s “Bhoot Returns” in 2012, is all set to make her big comeback with this biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor as main lead. She will be playing Sanjay’s mother, popular yesteryear actress Nargis Dutt, in the film.
In a recent interview, the director revealed the primary reason for getting her on board. Hirani said that since Manisha is a cancer survivor and had lived through the trying times, she would be able to “identify with Nargis’ fight”. The actress also happens to have been treated at the same cancer facility in New York where Nargis was treated.
Since Nargis also lost her battle to cancer, Hirani thought that Manisha will be the best actress to play the character as she can relate to it and make it look realistic.
With Ranbir Kapoor playing the role of Sanjay Dutt in the biopic, Paresh Rawal will play his father (Sunil Dutt) and Manisha Koirala will play his mother (Nargis).
Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza are playing important characters in the film and now, the addition of Manisha Koirala to the film’s cast will surely make it one of the most awaited film.
The biopic is expected to release in December 2017.