Aamir Khan refused director Rajkumar Hirani for Sanjay Dutt biopic for this reason.
Bollywood filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani is currently putting his heart and soul in his next directorial. The film is a biopic on Sanjay Dutt, played by Ranbir Kapoor.
The very first time when it was announced that Ranbir will step into the shoes of Sanjay Dutt, many were disappointed. As they thought there was no resemblance between them. However, when the first look of the actor as Sanjay Dutt was recently out, it proved to be wrong. As Ranbir very well got into the skin of the character to look like Dutt.
While the makers of the film have geared up for the shooting of the film, sorts of reports over the casting have been doing rounds. As per reports, Dangal actor Aamir Khan was considered for one of the lead roles in Sanjay Dutt biopic. Reportedly, Aamir met Hirani and writer Abhijat Joshi for the narration.
Aamir Khan was shocked after narration as he thought Hirani was coming to narrate the role of Sanjay Dutt. However, the role offered to Aamir Khan was of Sanjay Dutt’s father Sunil Dutt. Aamir immediately refused to play the role saying he is not interested in playing the role of his father. Oops!
Eventually, Paresh Rawal was offered the role of Sunil Dutt and he immediately gave a nod. Talking about the cast, Dia Mirza will be seen playing Sanjay‘s wife Manyata while Manisha Koirala has been roped in to play Nargis. Anushka Sharma will be seen playing the role of a journalist in the film.