Ram Gopal Varma disappointed with Sanju, promises to make ‘real’ biopic on Sanjay Dutt


Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju on the controversial life of Sanjay Dutt came and conquered, and there are no two ways about it. With over 500 crore (and counting) at the global box office, the film that stars Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role has broken records, opening gates for big moolah for the entire cast and crew. Apart from the big bucks, the biopic also raked in raving reviews for performances, especially by Ranbir and Vicky Kaushal who plays his best friend, Kamli. Yes, there were a few scathing ones that branded the movie as a PR stint but nothing takes away from the fact that audiences loved to see the other side of the story. But like I said, not everyone was left impressed. Case in point, Ram Gopal Varma is rather disappointed with the way Sanjay Dutt’s story was portrayed on screen. In fact, he is even determined to redo it all over again. According to Mumbai Mirror, the Satya director is planning another Sanjay Dutt biopic, and the tentative title is Sanju: The Real Story. Reportedly, Varma’s movie will focus only on Dutt’s arrest in connection with the 1993 blasts and for possessing an AK-56 rifle, something that many would admit, was not explored in Hirani’s project properly.

According to a source, while RGV took a liking for the emotional roller-coaster it was, he felt the film didn’t delve into details that it should have. “That Dutt was doing drugs, was traumatised by his mother’s battle with cancer (she died just three days before the release of his first film Rocky), had multiple flings, many of them one-night stands, is all well documented,” the source was quoted saying. He has, in fact, started his research on the film, and has been meeting Dutt’s associates, and cops involved in his arrest and investigation. Well, only time will tell how this one will dish out.



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