Mumbai, Jan 5: For those awaiting to see how Ranbir Kapoor brings alive the story of Sanjay Dutt on the big screen, the wait has become a little longer. The biopic on the “Khalnayak” star will now release on June 29 instead of March 30.
The makers announced the news in a statement on Friday.
The no-holds-barred story of Sanjay Dutt, directed by @RajkumarHirani, #DuttBiopic releasing on June 29! A Fox Star Studios presentation, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and #RajkumarHirani. #RanbirKapoor
— Fox Star Hindi (@foxstarhindi) January 5, 2018
Apart from Ranbir, who even put on weight to fit Sanjay’s shoes for the biopic, the film stars Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Karishma Tanna, Vicky Kaushal and Jim Sarbh.
Sonam Kapoor plays the role of actress Tina Munim, Anushka Sharma had been cast as a journalist while Monisha Koirala and Sunil Dutt will take up the roles of Sanjay Dutt’s parents – Nargis and Sunil Dutt. Dia Mirza will be seen playing the role of Sanjay’s wife Maanyata in the biopic. The yet-untitled movie will highlight Mr Dutt’s initial days in the industry, his affairs, his relationship with his parents and his jail-time.
Presented by Fox Star, the untitled Dutt biopic is co-produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Hirani.
Sanjay, son of late actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis, has had a career full of ups and downs and a tumultuous personal life, which has seen him through a jail term and multiple marriages.