Sanju, directed by Rajkumar Hirani and starring Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt has been released. It is on its way to have one of the highest openings of the year, and has achieved critical acclaim too. The movie tells the long, tumultuous and controversial life of Sanjay Dutt, but it has also changed certain aspects, removed some people from the narrative, like his affair with Madhuri Dixit, because of his relation with these people were more chaotic, and could cause me controversy. His involvement in the Bombay Bombings of 1993 led to imprisonment for five years. He was accused and charged for possession of fire arms. The fire arms had been trafficked in the city by the wanted criminal Ibrahim Dawood to help in the attack.
He had a serious drug problem, which started in early adolescent. This phase of his life is documented in the movie, and his struggle and love for his father, after the death of his mother, the legendary actress, Nargis, played by Manisha Koirala in the movie. He lost weight, and had to go through intense rehabilitation to overcome his addiction.
Perhaps the movie popular Bollywood episode from Sanjay’s life was his affair with the actress Madhuri Dixit, with whom he is going to feature in epic drama Kalank after 25 years. The two allegedly fell in love while filming their iconic movie, Khalnayak. Then came Sajaan, in 1991, and they were the talk of the tinsel town as a romantic couple. They collaborated for Khatron Ke Khiladi (1988), Ilaaka (1989), Kanoon Apna Apna (1989), Thanedaar (1990), Saajan (1991), Khalnayak (1993), Sahibaan (1993) and Mahaanta (1997). The problem in their relationship was that Sanjay was married, to his late wife Richa, who was undergoing to cancer treatment in New York, and had to come back to India with their daughter, Trishala. She expressed her will to wanting Sanjay back in her life.