If Ram Gopal Varma has his own way, then another biopic on Bollywood’s ‘wild child’ Sanjay Dutt will hit the screens very soon, the narrative will revolve around the AK-56 chapter of the actor’s life.
India Aware had earlier reported that Varma was planning another ‘real’ biopic on Sanjay Dutt, as he was disappointed with Hirani’s version of ‘Sanju’.
But Sanjay’s sister Namrata Dutt seems to be upset with this development. She told to a leading News daily, that it was an unfortunate episode in Sanjay’s life. He has moved on from the painful past.
It was also reported that it was painful for Namrata to watch Hirani’s venture ‘Sanju’, as it brought back those dark days that the family had been through and now another one!
Another cinematic outing would only hurt them further, Namrata said, further adding that they have been through every phase of what Sanjay has gone through. When her brother became a drug addicted, they at least knew that they could help Sanju out of it by sending him to rehab in the US, but they had no control over the other incidents, like Sanjay being charged in relation with Mumbai blast and his jail sentence. It was painful for them, as they had nothing to do but helplessly watch him suffer, Namrata recollected, by stating, “Why is Varma bringing up the past again?”
Though earlier RGV has directed Sanjay in two of his movies—Daud and Department—Namrata doesn’t trust the filmmaker’s gritty style of making films. During a conversation with the leading daily, she said, “Ram’s movies are dark. Now why does he want to go on and on about Sanjay’s life? Why the director is putting them through so much pain again?”
However, it is still not known whether Sanjay will permit Ramu to make another biopic on his life! “Doesn’t Varma need Sanjay’s approval to make it? If Sanjay shows him the green signal, we are nobody to say no to him,” Namrata stated.
Namrata on being asked whether her husband Kumar Gourav has watched ‘Sanju’ yet, as it is rumoured that he’s hurt that despite being a close friend of Sanju for decades, his character didn’t find place in Hirani’s film, she answered, “Bunty is not upset, he was not well during the screening, but promised to watch it very soon.”
According to reports, while everybody praised Paresh Rawal and Manisha Koirala’s acting, who essayed the role of Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt, Namrata didn’t connect with their character in the film. She said, “She couldn’t see anyone portraying her father, as he was special to her. Here she is not the audience only, but also Sunil Dutt and Nargis’ daughter and it’s difficult to make judgements.”But she also opined that if the audience could connect with them, it’s great.
Furthermore, Namrata would have liked if Sanjay’s former wife Richa and daughter Trishala were depicted in ‘Sanju’.
Meanwhile, Hirani’s ‘Sanju’ is now the fifth highest grossing Indian film, according to film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, and still continues to woo audience, which have already crossed the benchmark of Rs. 330 crore club.