Surprisingly, Ranbir Kapoor won’t be using any prosthetics to look like Sanjay in the film
There is already a lot of buzz about Ranbir Kapoor’s role that he will be playing in the Sanjay Dutt biopic. Ever since the actor has been finalised for the titular role, fans are wondering whether he will undergo prosthetics because c’mon.. physical transformation does play an important role when it comes to playing certain characters onscreen. Like how Shah Rukh did for Fan.. it was the requrement of the role. But surprisingly, Ranbir won’t be using any prosthetics to look like Sanjay. A source was quoted saying, “Ranbir has started prepping for the film. The actor has also been advised to transform his body organically since the makers are not keen to use prosthetics on him to match Sanjay’s persona from the 80s and the 90s.”
For all those who don’t know, the film is being helmed by ace filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani and RK has already started prepping up for his role. The actor, who gave a fantastic performance in his last film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has done several look tests for the Sanjay Dutt biopic and sources reveal that the results are terrific. Tabu will play Sanjay’s late mother, veteran actress Nargis Dutt in this film. Wondering who will play the role of his father? It’s gonna be Akshaye Khanna who will step into the shoes of Sanjay’s late father Sunil Dutt. Sonam Kapoor has also been cast for the film and she will portray actress Tina Munim’s role in the film. Speculations are rife that Sonam would be essaying a fictional role and some even suggest that the actress will play Madhuri Dixit in the film.
Apparently Sanjay had started narrating his real life story to film maker Rajkumar Hirani while he was filming for PK with Aamir. This was also the time that he was being tried for the 1993 bomb blast case. In an interview Hirani had said, “I was editing PK then and I would call Sanjay and tell him, ‘Sanju shaam ko aa raha hoon’ (Sanju I’m coming in the evening). He would narrate his story and I would hear it out.” In fact RK Jr was the first choice for this role and Hirani is unaffected by Ranbir’s films’ fate at the box office. The filmmaker had in the same chat said, “Ranbir was always my first choice. I needed somebody who portray an 18-year-old to 55-year-old.”