Not Kamli, But This Man Is Sanjay Dutt’s Real-life Best Friend Who Always Stood With Him Through Thick And Thin

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4:32 pm 2 Jul, 2018


Sanjay Dutt’s biopic titled ‘Sanju’ has already hit the theatres and made its mark in the world of Indian cinema. The reviews of the film say that Ranbir Kapoor has delivered his career’s best performance and the audiences are spellbound. The film is touted to be a must watch also for the fact that it reveals lots of secrets about Sanjay Dutt’s controversial personal and professional life. The film also reveals about certain people such as Sanjay Dutt’s best friend who hasn’t been in the limelight.

In the film, there is a character named Kamli. Kamli is shown as Sanjay Dutt’s best friend who stands rock solid with him in all the good and bad situations of his life. In real life as well, there is a Kamli in Sanjay Dutt’s life.



As also revealed by ‘Sanju’, Sanjay Dutt has seen many ups and downs in his life. From losing his wife, acting career and a lot more to his drug addiction, to his life in the USA for de-addiction, his comeback in films, being jailed and marriage with Manyata, a lot has happened to Sanjay Dutt. And there is one man in his life who has stood steady with him through all these thicks and thins.


Ranbir Kapoor as Sanju and Vicky Kaushal as Kamli in ‘Sanju’. Source



That man is none other than Sanjay Dutt’s best friend Paresh Ghelani. Paresh is a businessman based in the USA and the two have known each other since their school days. However, the film shows that the two came in contact with each other through Nargis Dutt.


Sanjay Dutt with his best friend Paresh Ghelani. Source


The three actors whose acting has been appreciated the most in ‘Sanju’ are Ranbir Kapoor who played Sanjay Dutt, Paresh Rawal who played Sunil Dutt and Vicky Kaushal who played Sanjay Dutt’s best friend.


Sanjay Dutt with Paresh Gehlani. Source


Though Kamli’s character in ‘Sanju’ is a blend of two or three of Sanjay Dutt’s bestest friends, most of its portrayal is based on Paresh Ghelani. In real life, Paresh is a very shy man who has always preferred to stay away from the public limelight and the media.