It looks like a trouble in paradise for ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ lead Ranbir Kapoor. For instance he is happy that his last film ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ became a huge hit and breaks his string of flops record in process, his much delayed film ‘Jagga Jasoos’ is finally hitting theatres next year and he will soon start shooting for his probably biggest film of his career ‘Dutt: Biopic’ in early next year. Being a lead in Rajkumar Hirani movie is itself a big deal and when you have got to play none other than Munna Bhai Sanjay Dutt on screen, we are sure Ranbir couldn’t have asked for any better film opportunity in his life.
But it looks Sunjay Dutt is not happy with Ranbir Kapoor casting for his biopic. Hollywoodlife, reported that Ranbir Kapoor was told by Sanjay Dutt at a private party that he is not macho enough to play Sanjay Dutt on the big
screen, he had mocked the young actor saying, ‘I want to produce a film starring you’. ‘Of course’, came the reply from Ranbir. Then, with a straight face, Dutt said, ‘The film is called Laddoo’. The Kapoor boy repeated the word questioningly, only to receive a retort, “Yes, after that we will make films called Imarti, Jalebi and then Peda.”
By then, the guests and RK began to catch his drift. Awkward silence followed. Then Sanju exploded, “I watched Barfi! on TV recently. What made you do a film like that? @#$^&* bloody hell, you are playing me in the Sanjay Dutt biopic. I don’t know how they cast you.”
He continued, “You should be a macho man. Act in macho films. You can’t be doing films like Barfi!. You should be holding guns and doing action films. Do you think actors like me, Salman and Ajay would have been around for so many years, if we had not played macho characters on screen? You have no connect with the masses and that is very important.”
This is not the first instance that Sanjay has shown displeasure on Ranbir Kapoor, When asked about his biopic Sanjay told to media that “Meri life kaafi interesting hogi ki Raju Hirani saab jaise director ko pasand aayi. Ranbir is playing me, aur unki haalat kafi kaharab hai. Unka mujhe roz phone aata hai. (My life should be pretty interesting given that someone like Raju Hirani liked it so much. Ranbir is playing me and he is in quite a state. He calls me every day.) He wants to spend days and weeks with me, but I can’t spend more than half an hour with anybody. I have been trying to avoid him, it is a ‘Difficult’ role for him to play. He is a fine actor though.”
Even Ranbir Kapoor had told to media on recent event that he sometimes thinks he don’t think he deserves to play Sanjay Dutt. In a Stardust Red carpet event, when asking about ‘Dutt: Biopic’ he gently replied “I am starting the shoot next month. It is a very difficult film. To represent Sanjay Dutt and work with Raju Hirani…I don’t even think I deserve this film. But, I am looking forward to working on it.” Oh wow, that sure is quite honest of him.
What are your thoughts about the Dutt Biopic, did you think Ranbir Kapoor is not Macho enough to play Sanjay Dutt on screen. Comment below!