Anushka Sharma to play Maanyata Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani's Sanjay Dutt biopic?
After working with director Rajkumar Hirani in PK, Anushka Sharma might soon be working with him on his upcoming biopic on Sanjay Dutt.
The Times of India reports that the actress will be seen in the role of Maanyata Dutt, Sanjay Dutt's current wife.
This will be the third film where Anushka Sharma-Ranbir Kapoor will be seen together after Bombay Velvet and Ae Dil Hain Mushkil.
The report also suggests that Sonam Kapoor was also approached for a role in the biopic. We wonder if it was for the role of Dutt's first wife, Richa Sharma or Rhea Pillai, his second wife.
A DNA report mentions that Sanjay Dutt will also be a part of his biopic. Meanwhile, Aamir Khan has refused to play the role of Sanjay's father Sunil Dutt in the film.
A Deccan Chronicle report says that Hirani has made the film on the basis of recorded phone conversations he had with Dutt in jail.
The daily reported, “When Rajkumar Hirani started doing research for his next film, he used to talk to Sanjay and recorded the conversations to avoid missing any anecdotes. The two also used to meet every day for a month. After the director finished his research, he wrote the screenplay completely based on these recordings.”
Hirani began filming on 25 February, when Sanjay Dutt walked out of Yerwada Jail after completing his jail term. Cameras placed out of the jail recorded the dramatic moment when Dutt touched the ground, saluted the Indian flag and then left the jail premises with a bag on his shoulder. The shoot for the film will begin in January 2017.