Sanjay Dutt

Ranbir Kapoor is currently busy promoting his upcoming film ‘Sanju’. The film which is based on the life of Sanjay Dutt and is directed by none other than is close friend Rajkumar Hirani. The film is set to hit the theaters on June 29. While promoting the film, Ranbir Kapoor was asked to share some memories of Sanjay Dutt.


Ranbir Kapoor told DNA, “I saw Sanjay sir for the first time in Kashmir. He was shooting for ‘Sahibaan'(1993) with ‘Papa (Rishi Kapoor). I recall seeing this tall man with long hair, wearing an earring, dressed in a Pathani; I was quite mesmerised by his aura. I was fascinated with him from the word go. During our growing up years, my sister, Riddhima, had Salman Khan’s poster in her cupboard while I had that of Sanjay sir’s. So, I have always idolised him. Of course, he’s very close to the family. He treats me like a younger brother and spoils me with many gifts as well as a lot of love. He gave me a Harley Davidson motorcycle for my birthday. He used to pick me up for a drive in his Ferrari late in the night. It seems life has come a full circle with him when I got an opportunity to portray him on screen. Initially, I didn’t have the confidence to play the part. However, when Raju sir shared the script with me, I discovered a human side to Sanjay sir. It’s not the Sanjay Dutt we know. I’ve a lot more admiration and respect for him now.” (Also Read: Karishma Tanna’s look from Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Sanju’ is here!)

Talking about the bike, Ranbir added, “I remember I had to hide it from Papa for a long time as he doesn’t like bikes. When he found out that Sanjay sir had gifted me one, he called him and fired him. He told him, ‘Stop spoiling my son, isko tere jaisa mat bana.’ But now, he’s aware that I have the bike. It is one of my most prized possessions.”

Apart from Ranbir Kapoor the film also stars Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Paresh Rawal, Jim Sarbh, Karishma Tanna and many more in lead roles.