Manisha Koirala at a promotional event of Rajkumar Hirani's film Sanju. Manisha plays Nargis Dutt in the film. Ranbir Kapoor will be seen playing Sanjay Dutt in his biopic. The movie stars an ensemble cast in addition to Ranbir which includes Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor and Dia Mirza amongst others. All pictures/Yogen Shah
Manisha and Sanjay have starred together in films like Yalgaar, Kartoos, Baaghi and others. Last they were seen together in 2008 release Mehbooba. After almost 10 years, both of them are collaborating with each other for the remake of Telugu drama Prasthaanam.
Pictured: Manisha Koirala poses for the photographers at Sanju promotional
When Manisha Koirala was asked what's her first impression of Sanjay Dutt at the promotional event, she said, "I have been a fan of Sanjay Dutt. I was in school when 'Rocky' was released and after few years, I got an opportunity to work with him... I was always in awe of him. He is somebody who is a huge star to whom you see from distance and admire
Manisha Koirala further added, "Basically Baba (Sanjay Dutt) is all heart. He is a person who has heart of gold. The most endearing quality about him is that from a spot boy, light man to the director and his co-actors, he treats everyone on the set equally and he is full of love and affection."
When asked about her role in Sanju as Nargis Dutt, Manisha Koirala said: "I was actually more apprehensive to play the character of Nargis Dutt... as I didn't want to relive those memories... I also had no idea whether I will be able to relive that or not."
Ranbir Kapoor at a promotional event of Sanju at the Mehboob Studio in Bandra. Sanju depicts the life of Sanjay Dutt right from his younger days to his conviction. While Sanjay Dutt's life, time and again made headlines, a lot of unbelievable aspects of the actor’s life yet remain untold. Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju promises to bring to the forefront the unabashed details of the actor's life unfiltered highlighting aspects like drugs, women, relationship with parents and friends, and inner conflicts
Showcasing the colourful life of Sanjay Dutt, Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju has got not only the audience but also the entire film industry anticipating the biopic. Owing to the incredibly immense buzz around the film, Sanju is expected to have one of the biggest premieres ever in Bollywood
Pictured: Ranbir Kapoor gives a double thumbs up to the photographers
Sanju was conceived after 200 hours of audio recordings of unfiltered conversations between Rajkumar Hirani and Sanjay Dutt. The actor who is known to own up to all his controversies narrated his life stories to the filmmaker unabashed. The hours of conversation led Rajkumar Hirani to explore the possibility of making a film based on the colourful life of Sanjay Dutt
Manisha Koirala and Ranbir Kapoor were promoting their upcoming film Sanju in Mumbai. We have pictures