It seems a war of words has broken out between two leading actors of Bollywood after Salman Khan made comments on Ranbir Kapoor’s upcoming biopic of Sanjay Dutt, Sanju.
Speaking to reporters, Salman had reportedly said that he wondered why Sanjay Dutt himself wasn’t playing himself in the last 7-8 years of his life in the film. He had gone on to say that no actor could do justice to playing the character of Sanjay Dutt with whom the Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor had acted together in films like Saajan. He, however, added that Rajkumar Hirani was a sensible filmmaker and knew that he had made a good film.
His comments did not appear to go out well with Ranbir, who was asked to respond to Salman’s response. He was quoted by Pinkvilla website, “It has never happened that a person played himself in his own biopic. This destroys the effect of a character. I knew that I will be compared to Sanjay Dutt and that is why I have tried my best to do justice to his role.”
“Whether people see me in 40-year old Sanjay Dutt’s avatar or 20-year old, they should feel that they are watching an artist who is playing Sanjay Dutt. It is correct that I cannot become a second Sanjay Dutt,” Ranbir went on to add.
Ranbir was rumoured to have been dating Katrina Kaif, who was first linked to Salman.
Sanju is scheduled to release on 29 June and has, among others, Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Anushka Sharma, Karishma Tanna, Jim Sarbh in key roles.
Recently Aamir Khan had revealed why he had refused to play the role of Sanjay Dutt when Hirani first approached him with the movie.
“He (Hirani) approached me with the script and I loved it. He wanted me to play Dutt saab’s role. It is a fantastic role and the story is largely on the father-son relationship. But Sanju’s role is unbelievable.
“So as an actor, I told Raju that Sanjay Dutt’s role is so wonderful that it won my heart. So in this film I can’t do any other role but Sanjay Dutt’s, which of course I cannot do because Ranbir (Kapoor) is playing it. So, do not offer me anything,” Aamir was quoted by IANS.