Rajkumar Hirani has finally started shooting his ambitious project, a biopic on Sanjay Dutt. While we have started getting a glimpse of the 90’s superstar in Ranbir Kapoor, we are yet to see the many women in the Dutt’s life on-screen. The names have all been revealed and we are getting you a lowdown of who’s playing who?
Raju Hirani begins shooting
While Sanjay Dutt still remains famous for the many ‘loves’ of his life, fans were a little confused as to who would be better suited. Latest to join the film’s cast was TV star Karishma Tanna. A lot of names were being thrown around but Tanna bagged the role? Can you guess who will she be playing on screen?
Sonam Kapoor as Tina Munim
The most surprising addition to the cast, Sonam Kapoor will be seen as Tina Munim, Sanjay’s Dutt’s girlfriend at the time. The two met on the sets of Rocky and split after two sordid years. While Tina went on to become Mrs. Anil Ambani, Sanjay Dutt went on to the other ‘loves’ of his life. It will be interesting to see Sonam Kapoor, who last acted with Ranbir in the debut movie Saawariya, reprise Munim on screen.
Karishma Tanna as Madhuri Dixit
The newest addition to the cast, Karishma Tanna joins in as Sanjay Dutt’s one-time lover, Madhuri Dixit. The two met when they were both rising-up in their respective careers. They were one of the most talked about couple in the 90s. Although, they broke up soon after Sanjay’s involvement in the 1993 serial blasts case, it will be interesting to see their secretive romance on-screen. Portraying Madhuri on screen will definitely be a big task for the big screen debutante.
Dia Mirza as Manyatta Dutt
Next up, we will get to see Dia Mirza as Sanjay Dutt’s current wife Maanyata Dutt with whom he has two children - Iqra and Shahraan. The pairing will not just be fresh but also quite different, but none the less, it will be interesting to see Maanyata’s life and journey, who has largely been away from the limelight.
Manisha Koirala as Nargis
We will also see another 90s-starlet playing the evergreen Bollywood icon, Nargis. The actress has been roped in to play Dutt's mother Nargis. In a recent interview, Rajkumar Hirani revealed the primary reason for getting her on board is that since Manisha is a cancer survivor and had lived through the trying times, she would be able to "identify with Nargis' fight". The actress also happens to have been treated at the same cancer facility in New York where Nargis was treated. Nonetheless, it will be exciting to see the Dil Se actress return to the screen after long!
Anushka Sharma as Satish Maneshinde
Another surprise casting according to us is Anushka Sharma, who will essay the role of Satish Maneshinde, who was Dutt’s legal counsel at the time.
Who's going to play Priya Dutt
The only possible actress remaining is Priya Dutt, if the makers plan to showcase her role. While the rest of the star cast has been finalized and announced, we are yet to know who is going to portray Dutt’s sister on screen!
While we don’t know who Raju Hirani is eyeing, given a choice, we would like to see Gul Panag or Sandhya Mridul bring to the screen the politician’s life. What do you think? Who do you want to see reprise the role?