The release of Sanjay Dutt’s biopic ‘Sanju’ is just around the corner. Ranbir Kapoor has played Sanjay Dutt in the film. The trailer of the film has already released and offers some good glimpses of Sanjay Dutt’s controversial professional and personal life. The 3-minute long snippet is already a huge hit and people have appreciated Ranbir’s acting a lot. It has also raised people’s expectations of the film and Ranbir since he hasn’t been able to deliver a blockbuster in the past few years.
Meanwhile, Salman Khan’s ‘Race 3’ has already released on the occasion of Eid. The film has kept him in limelight and the actor could be seen giving interviews and attending shows and events to promote his film.
In one of the interviews, when asked about Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanjay Dutt in ‘Sanju’, Salman Khan had given a strange reply and sort of not commented on Ranbir Kapoor at all. He had said:
“Whenever Sanju wants to make a comeback, he will. It is all left to Sanjay Dutt, the day he thinks ‘I want to come back, he will be back.’”
He had also said that he did not understand why somebody else was playing Sanjay Dutt when showing the last 8-10 years of his life. Even Arshad Warsi supported Salman Khan’s words saying no one can ever be Sanjay Dutt.
It is no secret that there is a rift between Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor ever since Katrina broke up with Salman and started dating Ranbir Kapoor. Also, Salman Khan is a very close friend of Sanjay Dutt and so, it looks like Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanjay Dutt in his biopic has offended him deeply.
Now, Ranbir Kapoor has hit back at Salman for this statement. In a recent interview, Ranbir said:
“It has never happened that a person played himself in his own biopic. This destroys the effect of a character. I knew that I will be compared to Sanjay Dutt and that is why I have tried my best to do justice to his role.”
Ranbir Kapoor went on to say:
“Whether people see me in 40-year old Sanjay Dutt’s avatar or 20-year old, they should feel that they are watching an artist who is playing Sanjay Dutt. It is correct that I cannot become a second Sanjay Dutt.”
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