Why Ranbir Kapoor May Never Be the Real Hero of Sanju


Why Ranbir Kapoor May Never Be the Real Hero of Sanju

Illustration: Akshita Monga


f there is one thing that Bollywood loves as much as Karan Johar loves pouting and dancing at starry weddings, it’s back-patting its own. Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming Sanju, touted as the movie event of the year, is a prime example.

The Sanjay Dutt biopic is directed and produced by the same people who resuscitated the actor’s failing career with Munnabhai MBBS. The actor essaying Dutt is none other than Ranbir Kapoor, a third-generation star from Bollywood’s first family (whose career is going through a rough patch of its own). The fact that the casting coup also translates to Raj Kapoor’s grandson essaying the role of Nargis’ son makes matters all the more poetic. Plus, its supporting cast boasts of every actor you can think of – Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Vicky Kaushal, Jim Sarbh, Boman Irani, and even Alia Bhatt. At this point, it’s less movie and more, Bollywood party. Even Sonam Kapoor’s star-studded wedding failed to get so many talented actors under one roof.