Rajkumar Hirani chose May 8 to unveil Sanjay Dutt's look from his debut film Rocky as Dutt had made his debut with Rocky on the same day in 1981. All suited up, the poster captures the look of Sanju from his debut film's premiere
The poster showcases Ranbir Kapoor as the splitting image of Sanjay Dutt. Suited up in formals, Ranbir Kapoor recreated the iconic memory of the actor in the posters
Sanjay Dutt's mother Nargis Dutt underwent treatment for the cancer of the pancreas at Sloane Kettering Hospital in New York (USA). However, the actress' health condition deteriorated after she returned to India and was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. She sank into a coma on May 2, 1981, and breathed her last on May 3, 1981. The premiere of Rocky took place a few days after Nargis died and apparently a seat was kept vacant in her honour
Ranbir Kapoor left no stone unturned to get into the skin of Sanjay Dutt's character as the actor underwent multiple training sessions and also visited Sanjay Dutt's house to observe his clothes and shoes. This poster showcased Sanjay Dutt's Yalgaar days. The poster takes us on a nostalgic trip to the 90s where Sanjay Dutt was at the peak of his career
This poster showcased Sanjay Dutt's bulked up and stylish avatar in Saajan and Aatish. Sporting the iconic long hair and a tough look, Ranbir Kapoor looks like an exact replica of Dutt as he imitates the expression, with an eyebrow peaking upwards a la Dutt. The Kapoor lad is seen donning tight blue t-shirt complementing his built along with a chain around his neck.
Paresh Ghelani the character played by Vicky Kaushal is a very dear friend of Sanjay Dutt who is based in America. The makers made it a point to showcase the similar friendship between Paresh Ghelani and Sanjay Dutt which is reminisced by Ranbir Kapoor and Vicky Kaushal. While talking about Vicky Kaushal's character, Rajkumar Hirani shared, "Sanjay Dutt had many friends in his life. One such friend of Sanjay lives in America, Vicky's character traits are based on this friend of Sanju whose name is Paresh". Paresh stood by the actors' side through thick and thin
This poster of Sanju revealed one of the most interesting trivia from the actor's life. Did you know Dutt fled from a rehabilitation centre in America where he was getting treated for his drug-related problems? Well, not only this, he also begged on the streets to buy a bus ticket to reach his friends in a different city
A shaken Sanjay Dutt played by Ranbir Kapoor being comforted by father Sunil Dutt portrayed by Paresh Rawal, was one of the most talked about posters of Sanju. Ranbir is seen vulnerable while there is a visible worry on Paresh Rawal's face. Giving us an insight into the memory of the 80s, the poster speaks volumes about the father-son bond shared by the yesteryear actor Sanjay Dutt with veteran actor and father Sunil Dutt
Manisha Koirala plays Nargis Dutt in Sanju. While the poster showcased the mother-son duo, it is a lesser known fact that Dutt had an emotional journey with his mother that ended with her demise. The trailer of Sanju showcases the various facades of the actor's life, from drugs to women. Sanjay Dutt spent his youth being high while his mother Nargis Dutt was away battling cancer in the US. The legendary actress during her illness would take time to record tapes for her son, while her was battling his drug addiction. However, under the influence of substance abuse, Sanjay would not hear the tape-recorded messages. It was only after the demise of Nargis Dutt when he regained sobriety and heard the tapes. The actor had an emotional meltdown on listening to his mother's words. That is when Sanjay Dutt took up fitness and showcased phenomenal transformation
This poster of Sanju showcases a free-spirited Ranbir Kapoor playing Dutt along with Sonam Kapoor who will be seen as his love interest in the film. With Sonam Kapoor, Rajkumar Hirani is all set to give the audience glimpses into the crazy, controversial love life of Sanjay Dutt in the 80s. While instances from his love life made headlines in the 80's, 90's and millennial, the film promises to present the lesser known instances of Sanjay Dutt's trysts. Even the teaser showcased a young Sanju mentioning about 308 women being a part of his life.
This poster of Sanju replicates Sanjay Dutt's first public arrest. Ranbir Kapoor is seen wearing a white kurta with blue jeans and sporting messy long tress and beard. Director Rajkumar Hirani released the poster and wrote, "Sanju was first arrested in 1993. In prison for 18 months. Could not get bail. A recreation of that time (sic)."
After giving an insight into the crazy love life, emotional father-son bond, untold friendship and heartwarming mother-son relationship, director Rajkumar Hirani presented Dia Mirza as Sanjay Dutt's wife Maanayata who has been the most incredible support in his life through the thick and thin. The poster featuring Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt and Dia Mirza as Manyata denotes the unfathomable faith and trust the couple shares.
Need we say more? The last scene from Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Dutt's last film together - Munna Bhai M.B.B.S - has been recreated in Sanju. Well, who can forget the famous 'Jaadu Ki Jhappi' dialogue by Sanjay Dutt?
This poster has Ranbir Kapoor from the Sanjay Dutt's film, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S (2003) again. The orange shirt and blue denim had become popular as a fashion trend post the movie's release. Munna Bhai M.B.B.S was the first film with which director Rajkumar Hirani and Sanjay Dutt worked together which went on to become a super hit film and is still loved by the audience. The poster was a throwback of sorts for all Dutt fans!
Ranbir Kapoor pulled off Sanjay Dutt's 2013 look in style with this poster. Kapoor looked just like Sanju as he walks, donning a black pathani. Ranbir Kapoor's unbelievable transformation takes us back to the times when Sanjay Dutt had beefed up for his role in Agneepath before going to jail. Sharing the poster, Rajkumar Hirani tweeted, "When I meet Ranbir these days I can’t believe that he looked like this a year back when we shot this".
One of Sanjay Dutt's fellow inmate in jail was assigned as the actor's barber who used to shave off his beard whenever required. Once while having a conversation, Sanju discovered that the barber had been convicted of murdering his wife with a knife
After coming across this news Sanjay Dutt literally jumped up and refused to get a shave from the inmate. As an excuse, Sanjay Dutt avoided him by saying that 'I need to grow bear for my next film'.
Rajkumar Hirani shot the actor's release from prison in the jail to bring it alive on screen as it is one of the most prominent events of Sanjay Dutt's life. The scene was shot at Yerwada jail and the release from jail sequence comes alive in the poster of Sanju. The live footage of Sanjay Dutt's release was then closely observed by the team to recreate the same impact on silver screen. Ranbir Kapoor looks the exact replica of Sanjay Dutt in the latest poster as minute details of the original were taken into consideration while filming the sequence. Rajkumar Hirani incorporated the exact attributes of Sanjay Dutt's release from jail taking us down the memory lane with the poster
Anushka Sharma's character is derived from Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi. She is playing a biographer from London, who comes to India as Sanjay wants her to write a book on him. Though she doesn't want to. She is not playing a filmmaker but a biographer.
Sanju has taken the excitement of the audience to an all-time high owing to the gripping storyline and power packed trailer. Written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film stars an ensemble cast in addition to Ranbir Kapoor which includes Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor and Dia Mirza amongst others. Produced by Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films in association with Fox Star Studios, Sanju is all set to be released on 29th June 2018.
Sanju is one of the most awaited films of the year and as we inch closer to its release, the excitement around the film is increasing. Showcasing the colourful life of Sanjay Dutt, Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju has not only got the audience excited but also the entire film industry, who are eagerly waiting for the release of the biopic. As the buzz around Sanju keeps growing, we bring you interesting trivia and facts about Dutt's life, through posters