Finally, Sanjay Dutt biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor in and as Dutt will now release on June 29. Earlier Dutt biopic was to release on March 30th but yesterday Sajid Nadiadwala announced the release of Baaghi 2 on March 30, pre-poning the film by a month. Speculations started that yet untitled Dutt biopic will either prepone of post-pone and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra decided to postpone the film by 3 months. Shooting of the Dutt biopic is still going on and no official title, teaser or character look is revealed yet of the film.
Dutt biopic is certainly one of the biggest film of 2018 because none other than blockbuster director Rajkumar Hirani is directing it. Hirani is literally the biggest film-maker in Hindi cinema as his film 3 Idiots was the first one to gross 200 crores and PK the first to do 300 crores of business in this country. Hirani has delivered the biggest hits and the most loved films which is not always the same thing. Vidhu Vinod Chopra is the producer, who has produced literally all the films of Hirani starting from his first Munna Bhai M.B.B.S till the latest one.
It is the first time Hirani working with Ranbir Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal. Hirani is known for his social message feel good films but the life of Sanjay Dutt is dark and raunchy. Dutt had connections with the underworld and by his own admission a severe drug addict, which is the genre Hirani is not known for. It will be a real task for Ranbir to play Dutt as Sanjay is very much there still making films and fresh in the memory of people. Ranbir will be compared with Dutt in every mannerism he does and he has not had the best of luck with his films since Rockstar. Talent of Ranbir was never under scrutiny but the films have not been working hence Dutt biopic is a real milestone film for him.