The Hush Post: Another movie on Sanjay Dutt is being made. This time by Director Ram Gopal Varma who has tentatively titled the biopic Sanju: The Real Story. Varma’s decision comes after having watched Raj Kumar Hirani’s biopic on the actor. Varma felt that the film did not show certain aspects of Sanjay Dutt’s life.
Varma has confirmed the news and said, “Yes, I am making the film.” He refused to give further details about the movie, including who was going to play Sanjay Dutt in the movie. In Sanju, the title role was played by Ranbir Kapoor.
RGV’s film will reportedly focus on Dutt’s many brushes with the law, most importantly the terrorism charges levelled against him in 1993 when Mumbai blasts took place. According to a source, “That Dutt was into drugs, was shaken by his mother’s battle with cancer (she died just three days before the release of his first film Rocky), had multiple flings, many of them one-night stands, is all well documented.” The new film will address questions like how Dutt came to be in possession of an AK-56 assault rifle in the first place.
Dutt has for long maintained that he acquired the gun after his family was threatened by the underworld. In 2007, the actor was cleared of charges of terrorism but was sentenced to six years in jail for illegal possession of arms. “Ramu has been meeting Sanjay’s friends and police who were part of the investigation,” the source said.
RGV and Dutt have worked together on two occasions – exactly as many films as Dutt and Hirani had done together. In 1997 Dutt starred in Daud and in 2012, the cop-thriller Department. Meanwhile, the biopic Sanju has earned more than Rs 500 crore worldwide already.