Rajkumar Hirani off to US for Sanjay Dutt biopic location hunt

Updated: Nov 21, 2016, 15:28 IST | The Hitlist Team |

Director Rajkumar Hirani to leave for the United States, where Sanjay Dutt's first wife hailed from, and Nargis Dutt spent her last days

Sanjay Dutt and Ranbir Kapoor
Sanjay Dutt and Ranbir Kapoor

The Rajkumar Hirani-directed Sanjay Dutt biopic is on track. The filmmaker is leaving for the US for location hunting. A large chunk of the film is slated to be shot in New York, since the actor spent a fair bit of time there. His first wife, late Richa Sharma, belonged to a family of Indian-Americans. Their daughter Trishala continues to be based there.

Hirani is expected to visit spots and neighbourhoods that Sanjay frequented with Richa. Sanjay’s mother, late actress Nargis Dutt, fought a battle with cancer and spent time at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Her ill-health had pushed him into the darkest phase of his life, leaving him grappling with drug addiction. Sanjay was
in a New York rehab for two years to overcome the dependency. Says a source, “Hirani will also be meeting members of the Sharma [Richa] family.”

The film, which stars Ranbir Kapoor, is said to roll early next year.

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