Sanju: Anushka Sharma's character is derived from writer Abhijat Joshi and I, reveals Rajkumar Hirani

IANS

May 31, 2018 08:38:07 IST

The mystery around actress Anushka Sharma's role in Sanju was unravelled as director Rajkumar Hirani revealed that her character as a biographer is modelled on himself and Abhijat Joshi, who have co-written the film.

Sanju: Anushka Sharmas character is derived from writer Abhijat Joshi and I, reveals Rajkumar Hirani

Poster of Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju featuring Anushka Sharma. Facebook

At the film's trailer launch in Mumbai on 30 May, Hirani told the media: "To showcase a biopic like this, you have to compress few parts into one. Similarly, Anushka Sharma's character is derived from myself and Abhijat. She is playing a biographer from London, and she comes to India. Sanjay wants her to write a book on him whereas she doesn't want to.

"We were also skeptical at first whether we should do this character or not. So basically she is us, but not as a filmmaker... (as) a biographer."

The actress sports a messy, curly hair avatar in the movie, which talks about the ups and downs in the life of actor Sanjay Dutt. Ranbir Kapoor plays the central character in the film, which will release on 29 June.

Updated Date: May 31, 2018 08:38:07 IST