Anushka Sharma's character in Sanju inspired by film's writers: Director Rajkumar Hirani revealed at the trailer launch of Sanju that Anushka's character as a biographer is modelled on himself and Abhijat Joshi, the co-writer of the film. Hirani told media, "To showcase a biopic like this, you have to compress few parts into one. Similarly, Anushka Sharma's character is derived from myself and Abhijat. She is playing a biographer from London, and she comes to India. Sanjay wants her to write a book on him whereas she doesn't want to."
Boman Irani's character in Sanju: Boman Irani plays Ruby's (Sonam Kapoor) father.
Karishma Tanna's character in Sanju: Karishma Tanna is playing Pinky in the film. Pinky is Kamli's (Vicky Kaushal) love interest. Earlier, it was believed that Tanna was portraying the role of actress Madhuri Dixit in Sanju. The Naagin 3 actress' lips were sealed, before the release. But she said she would love to essay the role of Dixit in her biopic, if it is ever made. Asked if she is playing Madhuri Dixit in Sanju, Karishma told IANS, "I won't be able to say that but I am playing an important role. I love her. I wish to work with her. Maybe, even play her character in her biography. I would love it...not to play just a role in her biopic... I want to play Madhuri Dixit," said Karishma
Aditi Seiya's character in Sanju: The South actress plays Priya Dutt, Sanjay Dutt's sister in the film. She said, "After watching her interview on Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, I could gauge that she is a strong personality. She is poised and dignified, and I had to adopt her mannerisms. When Raju sir sent her pictures of my look test, she said I look exactly like her."
Vicky Kaushal's Sanju character inspired by Sanjay Dutt's real-life best friend: While talking about Vicky Kaushal's character, Kamli (Kamlesh), 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". The real-life essence of the character of Paresh Ghelani has been retained in the film which sees the character of Paresh standing by the actors' side through his thick and thin in life.
Manisha Koirala's character in Sanju: Manisha is playing the role of Sanjay Dutt's mother and late actress Nargis Dutt. Manisha said, "I am really honoured to have played Nargis Duttji in the film. It's like any actress' dream role. Though I have a very small role in the film... It's a special appearance, but I am really excited to know audience reaction about my role and the film."
Paresh Rawal's character in Sanju: Paresh and Ranbir will bring alive the father-son bond of Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Dutt on-screen in Sanju. "I think I am lucky to be a part of this special film. I was destined to be a part of a film where some of the finest talents like Raju (Hirani), Abhijat Joshi and Ranbir are a part of. I was supposed to work in Munna Bhai MBBS but it did not work out. I was offered the role that later Boman Irani played in the film," said Rawal
Dia Mirza's character in Sanju: Dia Mirza essays the role of Maanayata Dutt, Sanjay Dutt's wife. "I had to colour my hair jet black; I had never done that as my hair is naturally brown. But when I placed that mole on my face and saw myself in the mirror, I could see Maanayata in the reflection," said Dia
Sonam Kapoor's character in Sanju: There was a lot of intrigue about which of these 350 women has been played by Sonam Kapoor. Hirani had time and again clarified that her character is not based on any one particular woman in Dutt's life. Sonam's character is an amalgamation of the traits of several women in Sanjay Dutt's life. A particualr scene from the film in which Sonam's character can be seen asking Ranbir's "Where is my mangalsutra?" had kept everyone intrigued! Sonam's playing Ruby, who breaks up with Sanju owing to his drug addiction
Mahesh Manjrekar's character in Sanju: Mahesh Manjrekar is playing himself in the film
Tabu's character in Sanju: Tabu has a cameo in the Ranbir Kapoor starrer. She is apparently play her own self in the film. The song 'Kar Har Maidaan Fateh' features Tabu in a blink-and-miss appearance
Jim Sarbh's character in Sanju: Just like Karishma Tanna, Jim's character details too were kept under wraps. However, gossip mongers suggested that Sarbh was playing Salman Khan. Well, Jim is playing Zubin Mistry, a former drug peddler turned builder, who doesn not wish Winnie (Anushka Sharma) to not write the biography on Sanjay Dutt
We don't think we need to say more on what Ranbir Kapoor is going to play. Talking about playing Sanjay Dutt in Sanju, Ranbir Said, "When I was a child, I had a poster of Sanju Sir on the wall of my cupboard, and through this film, I am in his shoes. I think in my life, I really want Sanju Sir to like me."
We can't wait to watch Sanju as it hits theatres on June 29.
As one of the most awaited films of the year Sanju inches closer to its release, the excitement around the film is only increasing. Showcasing the colorful 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, here's taking a look at the characters in Sanju. Check out who's playing whom in the film