If you were not satisfied with Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju (2018) and thought that the acclaimed filmmaker tried to whitewash Sanjay Dutt’s controversial image, you can wait for director Ram Gopal Varma’s biopic on Dutt.
Yes, you heard that right! Varma, who has to his credit such path-breaking movies as Rangeela (1995) and Satya (1998), is coming up with a rival biopic on Sanjay Dutt, tentatively titled Sanju: The Real Story.
Confirming the news, Varma told a leading daily, “Yes, I am making the film.” When asked to dish out more information on the project, the director chose to stay quiet.
“That Dutt was doing drugs, was traumatised by his mother’s battle with cancer, had multiple flings, many of them one-night stands, is all well documented,” a source says.
Reportedly, the brand-new biopic will shed light on a string of unanswered questions, like how Sanjay Dutt came to be in possession of an AK-56 assault rifle during the Mumbai blastings in 1993.
“Ramu has been meeting Sanjay’s associates and cops involved with the investigation as part of his research,” the source adds.
The cast is yet to be finalized.