Mumbai, April 21: Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju – a biopic on Sanjay Dutt starring Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor is one of the most awaited films of 2018.
It was earlier speculated that the film’s teaser will release during the IPL match on Tuesday evening. However, Rajkumar Hirani, who is currently wrapping up the post-production work on the film, confirmed that the Sanju teaser will not release during the IPL match, but release in the morning of April 24.
Hirani said: “It is not a correct news that it is going to be released during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match. As far as I understand, we are launching the teaser before that.
“It will be in the morning of April 24. In the evening, it will be shown during the IPL match.”
Hirani said this while interacting with the media on Friday, along with Subhash Ghai at the 5th Veda Session organised by Whistling Woods International Film Institute.
There were reports earlier that Hirani would release the first look of the biopic on Sanjay Dutt before the April 24 IPL clash and a teaser would be shown in the presence of Ranbir and Sanjay on the Cricket Live show on Star Sports.
When asked whether “Sanju” would help to re-establish Ranbir again, the “3 Idiots” and “PK” director said: “He was always a Superstar. He never went away.
“He is fantastic actor and I really enjoyed working with him and in future, I would love to work with him again on a film.”
Talking about the need of more film institutes in India, on the lines of Whistling Woods Institute, Hirani said: “I think we need more number of film institute’s as we have very less.
“There are channels, we are making so many films in a year. We are the largest producer of films in the world. There are television shows and now there is the digital platform as well, so, for all that, we need good technicians.
“I feel Subhash Ghai is doing a commendable work through his Whistling Woods Institute by imparting knowledge to film students. My son also studies here so it is inspiring to see the kind of work happening here.”
“Sanju” is a biographical drama, written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The film is based on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt, with Ranbir Kapoor portraying the role.
“Sanju” is set to be released on June 29.