Sanjay Dutt’s biopic trailer to be released during IPL 


MUMBAI: Keeping in mind that cricket and Bollywood are India’s biggest obsessions, director Rajkumar Hirani in a first, has decided to release the first look at his upcoming biopic on Sanjay Dutt before an IPL 2018 match on April 24, Midday reported.

According to the report, a teaser will be shown before the match on the Cricket Live, the pre-show, on Star Sports. Moreso, rumours are also adrift that the makers are looking to launch the trailer to the gathered cricket fans at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The trailer launch is likely to be preceded by a chat between Dutt, the film’s lead, Ranbir Kapoor and director Hirani.

“The 30-minute chat will be moderated by Hirani. While Ranbir will talk about slipping into the character and the challenges they faced while shooting, Sanjay will speak about how he was surprised to see Ranbir’s transformation,” a source claimed.

The movie, yet untitled, based on the life of Bollywood veteran Sanjay Dutt will feature Ranbir as Dutt, Dia Mirza as Maanyata Dutt, Sanjay’s current wife, while Karishma Tanna and Vicky Kaushal will be seen in supporting roles. Manisha Koirala will play Nargis Dutt while Paresh Rawal essays the role of Sunil Dutt. Sonam Kapoor and Anushka Sharma are also expected to be a part of the film.

The film was earlier scheduled to release in December but has now been delayed to June 29.

Ranbir has been quite excited about his new project. In a recent media interaction, the actor remarked, “It was surreal for me. You’re acting like him, and the director calls cut, you look up, and suddenly there’s Sanjay Dutt actually sitting behind the monitor! But then I’d got so obsessed with him. Every time I’d see him, I’d start observing him like a hawk — the way he scratches his beard, twitches his eye, drinks water, hugs… It’d become a bit of a sickness for me. But that obsession is necessary for acting, or any form of art — that madness to get something right. You may still fall flat on your face, but it’s necessary.”