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Sanju: Producer Vinod wanted Ranveer Singh to play Sanjay Dutt. Yes,you read that right

11:19 AM | 30 Jun, 2018
Sanju: Producer Vinod wanted Ranveer Singh to play Sanjay Dutt. Yes,you read that right
MUMBAI- Ranbir Kapoor starrer movie  Sanju based on the life of a Bad boy of  Bollywood industry 'Sanjay Dutt' is without a doubt one of the most anticipated releases of the year.

However, in a recent interview with the local Indian newspaper, the producer of the film, Vidhu Vinod Chopra revealed that he was a little hesitant when director Rajkumar Hirani approached him for the film.

The movie producer shared that “When he [Hirani] told me, I was like, ‘What’s there in Sanjay Dutt’s life that merits being made into a film? It’s better you make a film on my life… how I left Kashmir as a young boy and struggled when I came to Bombay.’ I thought Raju and Abhijat [Joshi, Sanju’s co-writer] had lost their minds!”.

The producer also shared that it took time for them to believe in the life story of Sanjay Dutt.  He said: “When he [Hirani] sat me down and started narrating all that had happened in Sanjay’s life, I was stunned! At first, I thought it was hogwash… that Sanju was somehow not telling the truth, but when we started researching all that he’s said — from the 308 girlfriends he had to how he begged on the streets of US for the money to buy a bus ticket — we realised that everything he had told us was true!”

Chopra further added that he wasn’t keen on casting Ranbir Kapoor in the film and thought Ranveer Singh would have been a better choice.

Ranveer Singh

“When he told me about Ranbir, I wasn’t happy at all. I thought someone else, like Ranveer Singh, could play this role much better. I thought Ranveer had the flamboyance, the emotional depth as well as the ability to change himself completely to play Sanjay Dutt. But Raju was adamant that Ranbir would be perfect. And when we started shooting and Ranbir became Sanjay Dutt, I kind of had to eat my words.”

Vinod was taken by shock when he understood that the tears in Munna Bhai MBBS’sscene where Sanjay asked his father’s forgiveness were for real.

“I was standing there on the set of Munna Bhai and I had no idea they were actually living that scene,” he told the newspaper.

Ranbir’s transformation as Sanjay Dutt was so close to perfection and he has stunned the audience with his superb performance.

Let's have a look at the trailer for Sanju :



Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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