Blockbuster director Rajkumar Hirani took to micro blogging website and shared the update on his upcoming film ‘Sanju’, which stars Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt. Hirani will start putting out posters and production stills of Ranbir from the film starting on 30 April till whenever. They released the teaser of the film and it met with epic responses on social media where people compared Ranbir to Sanjay in his bang on performance. Some people had this take though that he might be imitating the on screen version of Dutt instead of him in real life.
A few shots did look a bit caricatured from the mimicry aspect but it was no more than a teaser hence passing major judgements won’t be fair. There are portions in the film where they have shown Sanjay in jail when audience did not get to see him and those are the stages of his life where Ranbir has portrayed it a bit more real but in the portions where he is the well known movie star, his performance looked a bit like mimicry. Perhaps Ranbir felt a bit of pressure to showcase him in accordance to the screen image in certain scenes and that may have affected the judgement.
Hirani started his career with Dutt from Munna Bhai MBBS, which also gave Dutt a new lease of career when he was down and out. Munna Bhai became his identity for the longest time and still is because on the high of the franchise he had to go and serve time in jail for 5 years and came back as a free man. Most of the people who grew up in this century know him as Munna Bhai because his come back film ‘Bhoomi’ was not exactly appreciated by many. Sanju will release on 29 June 2018 in cinemas.
— Rajkumar Hirani (@RajkumarHirani) April 29, 2018