Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani have a very strong bond and when Raju was penning the script of SANJU he narrated the script to his dear friends Aamir, hoping he would do a meaty role in the film.
Last week during the completion of 30 years of Aamir khan he revealed that he was offered the role of Sanjay Dutt's father a.k.a Sunil Dutt in the Ranbir Kapoor starrer SANJU. But he refused to do it as he loved Sanjay Dutt's role more than that of his father, though the biopic Sanju dwells on a father-son relationship.
At the trailer launch of SANJU, director, Rajkumar Hirani was asked what his reaction was when Aamir Khan said no. The filmmaker said, “Aamir is a friend. Whenever I write a script, I just go to him and narrate it to get a reaction from him. So I narrated this script also. Not with the intention of asking him to play any role. He reacted interestingly to the script and liked it. Then just out of greed, I asked Aamir if he would play Dutt saab’s role? He took it seriously and gave it a thought. He said let’s meet after a while. So I met him the next week again. Then he showed me DANGAL and said, ‘Look I'm already playing an older man’s role. And if after DANGAL, my next film has me play an older man again, then people will stop giving me a young man’s role!’ That was a valid argument. Finally, we had Pareshji (Rawal) playing Dutt saab.”
RANBIR KAPOOR AND RAJKUMAR HIRANI AT THE TRAILER LAUNCH OF SANJU (Courtesy: Ruchita Mishra)