A lot of media space is being wasted in discussing the casting of Raj Kumar Hirani’s proposed bio-pic on Sanjay Dutt when in fact nothing about the project has been decided except for the casting of Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt.
Latest reports that Aamir Khan will play Sanjay Dutt’s father, the distinguished and much-loved Sunil Dutt, are totally discredited by people close to the project. “We really don’t know where this has come from because there is no truth to it. Firstly Aamir Khan is younger than Baba (Sanjay Dutt), so the very thought of casting him as Baba’s father, even if Baba is played by a younger actor, is unimaginable. That apart, the film is about Sanjay Dutt and not his father. Dutt Saab will be an important but a sectional part of the plot. Most important of all, Aamir has expressed no wish to play Dutt Saab to the director Raj Kumar Hirani,” says a source in the know, who also adds that the casting of Sanjay Dutt’s family in the film is “far away”.
“There are so many other more practical considerations to be sorted out. No one is even thinking of who will play Baba’s parents,” ends the source, thereby putting a closure to the unfounded reports of Aamir Khan stepping into a project he has no interest in.
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