R Madhavan Paresh Ghelani
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If you have watched Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Sanju’ then by now you must know how close Sanjay Dutt was to his friend Kanhaiyalal Kapasi (Kamli). The role of Kamli played by power-house performer Vicky Kaushal in the biopic is actually based on Dutt’s dear friend Paresh Ghelani. 


Previously talking about his character Kamli in the film, Vicky had told Indian Express, “I play a Gujarati fellow Kamlesh Kanhaiyalal Kapasi. The character is an amalgamation of three or four of Sanjay Dutt’s closest friends in real life but primarily the character is based on Paresh Ghelani who is based in the US. He lives and works there.”

Also Read: Video: Relive the moment when Sanjay met Paresh after walking out of jail

Interestingly Paresh Ghelani is not just a great friend of Dutt’s but also a very dear friend of R Madhavan (Yeah even we were surprised to know that). Welcoming the media shy Paresh Ghelani who made his social media debut recently, Madhavan took to his Instagram account and posted an endearing picture of them.

The actor captioned the picture as, “FINALLY U R here Bro-Hey Folks pls welcome some1 who is more than a Blood Brother 2 me-my inspiration and my IDOL-THE REAL “KAMILII” from “SANJU”-the elusive,Limelight loathing N my “ Go 2” man 4 all issues-PARESH Ghelani-@impareshghelani .Sorry bro-The world wants 2 know you?#pareshghelani@impareshghelani (twitter ac)”

You can check out his post below:


Replying to Maddy’s sweet post, Paresh wrote, “Maddy my brother.!. how sweet can you be.. Thank you for such kind words and being so gracious. Feeling like a kid walking into a kiddergarten and someone is there to make it so comfortable and welcome. Love you brother…!”


Looks like Maddy and Sanju both are really very grateful for having a friend like Paresh in their life.