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'How it is a biopic': Makers of Ranbir starrer Sanju face hard time with the censors

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Published Jun 24, 2018, 1:03 am IST
Updated Jun 24, 2018, 4:10 pm IST
The officials were not pleased with the clean-chit given to Sanjay Dutt in it.
Ranbir Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra
 Ranbir Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra

The Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Sanju was finally given a U/A certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on Friday, after much trouble. When the film was first screened for the board over a week ago, the officials were not pleased with the clean-chit given to Sanjay Dutt in it.

“The film looks like a take-off of the Munna Bhai series, in which the hero is a seemingly bad man with a heart of gold. It even has a Circuit-like character — a friend played by Vicky Kaushal, who supports him in all his endeavours. 

 

The CBFC officials were not sure how the film was a biopic. Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani had to spend a long time explaining to them why the characters were positioned in a certain way, and why a lot of people from Sanjay Dutt’s life had to be omitted from the film. It took a lot of convincing and over a week for Sanju to be granted a certificate,” a source reveals.

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