RBN Web Desk: Director Ram Gopal Varma has announced that he will make a new biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt. He is reportedly disappointed with the film made by Rajkumar Hirani. Titled Sanju, Hirani’s film has Ranbir Kapoor in the title role, and the biopic is approved by Dutt himself.
According to Varma, Sanju whitewashed several key incidents in Dutt’s life, and was not entirely unbiased in the portrayal of the actor. The Sarkar director confirmed to a leading Mumbai daily that he is making a Sanjay Dutt biopic.
Sources however revealed that Varma’s film will centre around Dutt’s brushes with the law, particularly the terrorism charges brought against him in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. Dutt’s addiction to drugs, his numerous affairs, and the trauma he suffered after the death of his mother Nargis Dutt, three days before the release of his debut film Rocky (1981), will be the mainstay of Varma’s film. The new film would address a number of unanswered questions, like how he came to possess the AK-56 assault rifle, sources added.
Dutt has always maintained that he kept the gun since his family was under the threat of the underworld. He was absolved of terrorism charges but was ordered six years in jail by the court for illegal possession of firearms.
Sources said, Varma is already meeting many of Dutt’s associates and police officials involved in the investigation to prepare the story for his film.
Sanjay Dutt has worked in two films directed by Ram Gopal Varma, Daud (1997), and the cop-thriller Department (2012).
Sanju, meanwhile, has earned over ₹500 crore in worldwide collections. It is the sixth highest grossing Indian film of all time.