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Aamir Khan had to let go of Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju because of Dangal?

Published May 20, 2018, 5:32 pm IST
Updated May 20, 2018, 5:32 pm IST
Aamir Khan cover picture with Rajkumar Hirani on Twitter.
 Aamir Khan cover picture with Rajkumar Hirani on Twitter.

After giving back-to-back flops, Ranbir Kapoor seems to be back as can be predicted from his ‘Sanju’ teaser and posters.

Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, ‘Sanju’ is based on the life of Sanjay Dutt and was also going to star Aamir Khan in one of the main roles.

Aamir expressed his desire to work in the film when Rajkumar, fondly known as Raju, narrated the script to Mr. Perfectionist. But then Aamir was offered to play Sunil Dutt and he refused the project altogether.

In an interview with Outlook, Raju mentioned, “Aamir is a friend. Any script I write, I bounce it to him. When I narrated ‘Sanju’ to him, he loved it and said, ‘Main bhi kuch karta hoon (I should also do something in it).’ Then I said, do this (Sunil Dutt’s role). But he was already doing the role of an elderly man in ‘Dangal’ (2016) around the same time.”

‘Dangal’ released in December 2016 and that was the same time when ‘Sanju’ was about to go on floors. Like Ranbir’s other projects, this too took its own sweet time, but the nation hopes that the fruits would be sweeter this time for both Ranbir as well as us audiences.



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