Sanjay Dutt biopic teaser to be unveiled on 24 April; will also be shown during IPL match, confirms Rajkumar Hirani

FP Staff

April 19, 2018 17:35:25 IST

One of the most highly-anticipated movies of 2018 is undoubtedly the upcoming Sanjay Dutt biopic. Ranbir Kapoor's striking transformation into Sanjay Dutt has been taking the internet by storm for quite some time now, and with this Rajkumar Hirani movie slated for release soon, fans are expecting the first look and teaser to be out anytime now.

Refuting news of its release during an IPL match on 24 April, Hirani said: “It is not a correct news that it is going to be released during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match. As far as I understand, we are launching the teaser before that.

“It will be in the morning of 24 April. In the evening, it will be shown during the IPL match.”

Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt/Image from Twitter.

Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt/Image from Twitter.

Hirani said this while interacting with the media on 20 April, along with Subhash Ghai at the 5th Veda Session organised by Whistling Woods International Film Institute.

There were reports earlier that Hirani would release the first look of the biopic on Sanjay Dutt before the 24 April IPL clash and a teaser would be shown in the presence of Kapoor and Dutt on the Cricket Live show on Star Sports.

According to a report in DNA, the makers of the Sanjay Dutt biopic will use the Indian Premier League as a platform to begin their film's promotion. Kapoor and Dutt will be part of these promotions, said the report.

It was also reported that apart from appearing on the pre-match show, Hirani, Dutt and Kapoor will also take Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium by storm with the launch of the teaser at the venue of the match itself. Fox Star Studios is awaiting an official approval for the same.

According to the DNA report, Ranbir Kapoor will talk about his preparation for the part while Sanjay Dutt will spill the beans about his life story being told on the big screen. Hirani will be the moderator for this 30-minute chat with the two stars.

The full-fledged trailer of the film will be attached to Hollywood's superhero film, Avenders: Infinity War which releases on 27 April.

Dutt biopic stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Karishma Tanna in the lead. While Ranbir will be seen as Sanjay Dutt, Manisha Koirala is playing the part of his mother Nargis Dutt and Paresh Rawal will be stepping into the shoes of Sanju's father, Sunil Dutt. This biopic was earlier scheduled to release in March, but later got shifted to 29 June.

(With inputs from IANS)

Updated Date: Apr 21, 2018 13:50 PM