Audiences and critics are going gaga over Ranbir Kapoor's magnificent portrayal of actor Sanjay Dutt in his biopic Sanju. Going by the Rajkumar Hirani directorial, Dutt was sure born into a glorious legacy, but he was perhaps bogged down by his last name and the burden to keep up with the expectations that came with it. Moreover, the highly misguided young chap fell prey to the dark circles of people and pills.
While the classes and the masses are mighty impressed with Dutt's khalnayak to nayak struggle, it was undoubtedly nostalgia on the rocks for the man himself. And one would ponder, what did Sanjay Dutt feel like after watching himself and his life story on the 70 mm? Nothing like coming straight from the horse's mouth! In an interview with a leading news channel, director Hirani spoke about how Baba reacted after watching Sanju.
"Before the screening, I suddenly got frightened. We had shown everything and he (Dutt) never came to the shoot. I was wondering, what will be his reaction? We might get beaten up too. He was sitting in the seat next to mine. He was watching the film and I was stealthily watching his reactions. It was only when the film ended that he cried and hugged me and Ranbir."
Besides, at the trailer launch of his upcoming film Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3, Dutt heaped praises on his reel likeness Ranbir."Ranbir is extra-ordinary in the film. I think the film is fantastic. Rajkumar Hirani, Vicky Kaushal and everybody has done a fantastic job in it. Whatever has been the truth that has been portrayed in the film," he had said.
Sanju, meanwhile, is busy raking in great moolah at the box office. The money spinner has amassed Rs 120.06 crore in its opening weekend itself and has also dethroned SS Rajamouli's magnum opus to bag the highest single day collection for a Hindi film.
Dutt is set to make a comeback to characters with a negative shade with Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3. He also has Torbaaz, Karan Johar's Kalank and other projects in his kitty.