After the Success of Rajkumar Hirani's earlier four movies, SANJU was easily the most awaited movie of 2018. SANJU is not only a Box Office Blockbuster but is also appreciated by the critics. The Director who has been on a golden run was spot on even when it came to the film's casting. Rajkumar's vision to cast Ranbir Kapoor as SANJU was applauded by all as Ranbir Kapoor went under the skin of Sanjay Dutt to get his role on screen. Even the character of Sanjay Dutt's friend Kamli, played by Vicky Kaushal was highly appreciated by the audience.
Rajkumar Hirani had revealed in an interview about the struggles he had to go through while casting for the senior Dutt’s character. Then Finally he decided to zero down on Paresh Rawal to play Sunil Dutt.
Even in SANJU, Ranbir and Paresh Rawal's performances were hailed by the audiences as Rajkumar Hirani showed the Father-son bond in such a way that it struck a chord with the audience.
Apart from the fact that the actor has always admired the senior Dutt, he had reminisced about a letter that Sunil Dutt had sent him before he passed away. The letter was on Sunil Dutt's letterhead with the signature of Sunil Dutt. Paresh Rawal was so excited to see the letter and also shocked that Sunil Dutt sent him a letter.
During those years Paresh Rawal saved that letter but forget about that incident and when on 3rd January 2017, Paresh Rawal was going to meet Rajkumar Hirani then Paresh Rawal's wife Swaroop Sampat asked Paresh to give some documents to him from the draw. Paresh Rawal told that he got that letter from the draw and maybe it was destiny that made him meet that old letter on the same day when he was supposed to hear the narration of Sunil Dutt's role from Rajkumar Hirani.
In an interview earlier, Paresh Rawal revealed how it was 'divine intervention’, that seemed like a sign for him to take on the role of Sunil Dutt in SANJU.
Rajkumar Hirani is touted to be the miracle filmmaker for his Midas touch. The director holds a record of blockbuster films, making him the most successful filmmaker in the industry.
While Sanjay Dutt’s life, time and again made headlines, a lot of unbelievable aspects of the actor’s life yet remain untold. Rajkumar Hirani’s SANJU brings to the forefront the unabashed details of the actor’s life unfiltered highlighting aspects like drugs, women, relationship with parents and friends, and inner conflicts.
Written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film stars an ensemble cast in addition to Ranbir Kapoor which includes Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor and Dia Mirza amongst others.
Produced by Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films in association with Fox Star Studios. SANJU is running successfully all over as it has collected a whopping 62.97 crores over the second weekend, taking the total collection to mammoth 265.48 crores!