Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani has shared a new poster from his upcoming biopic on Sanjay Dutt, Sanju. The latest poster Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay and Manisha Koirala as his mother Nargis. Manisha looks a lot like her character.
Sharing the new poster, Hirani tweeted, “She lovingly called him #Sanju, and now that’s what we all do too! Watch the ever so wonderful Manisha Koirala as Nargisji on 29th June. @mkoirala #RanbirKapoor! #RajkumarHiraniFilms @VVCFilms @foxstarhindi”
Sanju also stars Anushka Sharma, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Dia Mirza, Karishma Tanna, Jim Sarbh and Boman Irani in lead roles.
According to a Deccan Chronicle report, Sanjay Dutt heard the voice of his mom three years after her death when he found a few tapes recorded for him. “More than anything, Sanju… Keep your humility. Keep your character. Never show off. Always be humble and always respect the elders. That is the thing that is going to take you far. And that is going to give you strength in your work,” the report quoted Nargis from Yasser Usman’s book, Sanjay Dutt: The Crazy Untold Story of Bollywood’s Bad Boy.
Sanjay got emotional listening to the message and the book further quotes him as saying, “I burst out crying and I cried and cried… I cried continuously for four days . . . I think till then I hadn’t grieved for her when she passed away. So her voice and those tapes changed everything in my life.”
Talking about her connection with Nargis Dutt, Manish Koirala said at the trailer launch of the film, “When Bombay released, I remember Dutt saab (Sunil Dutt) came up to me and told me ‘you remind me of Nargis ji.” Her statement made Hirani quip, “Wow, I didn’t know that!”
Sanju is set to release on June 29.