It was recently revealed by the Rajkumar Hirani, director of Sanju, that Ranbir Kapoor was not the first choice to play Sanjay Dutt in the upcoming biopic. This comes as a bit of a shock as Ranbir seems the ideal choice for this movie, after watching his performance in the teaser and trailer of the film. The actor has gotten into the skin of the character and he even looks apt for the role. But do you think any other actor could also have done justice to the character? Here’s a list of the possible Bollywood actors for the role.
According to Hirani, the Padmaavat actor was indeed the first choice to play the troubled character. Ranveer and Ranbir have always been neck-to-neck with good performances and we have no doubts that he would have played this one to perfection as well. Besides, Ranveer has proven that he can play both hero and villain, which is the essence of this character.
In recent times, the actor who has surprised us with consecutive impressive performances is Vicky Kaushal. He was a delight to watch in his Netflix movies – Love Per Square Foot and Lust Stories. Additionally, his performance in Raazi is not to be missed. Vicky also has a small part to play in Sanju but we are certain he could have aced the main role as well.
Who in Bollywood can play both a young and an old character? Only one name comes to mind! After Dangal, this could have been Aamir’s next blockbuster. Not only does he get into the skin of the character he plays, he brings his own charm into the role and nails it. There’s a reason he is known as ‘Mr. Perfectionist’.
Rajkummar’s work speaks for his talent. Last year, the actor impressed us in every movie that he was a part of – from Trapped, to Bareilly Ki Barfi, to Newton. The actor is known for playing a myriad of characters in various genres. He can be the hero, the villain, and the clown. No role is too difficult for him and Sanjay Dutt’s character would have been a piece of cake.
Who can play Sanjay Dutt better than Sanju himself? While Salman in a recent interview suggested that the character should have been played by the actor himself, we could not help but agree more. Only Sanju knows what he has been through and he would have portrayed the part more effectively than anyone else.
So are you excited for Sanju? The movie is all set to hit theatres next Friday! Stay tuned for updates.