Rajkumar Hirani: “Sanjay was joking about avoiding Ranbir”

Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor

Sanjay Dutt recently caused a mini tornado when he made a remark that he was avoiding Ranbir Kapoor. Kapoor is currently prepping up to play him in a biopic directed by Rajkumar Hirani and he hs in turn spoken out saying Dutt’s comment was merely a joke.

At an event in Delhi, Dutt said in his speech, “Meri life kaafi interesting hogi ki Raju Hirani saab jaise director ko pasand aayi. Ranbir is playing me, aur unki haalat kafi kaharab hai. Unka mujhe roz phone aata hai. He wants to spend days and weeks with me, but I can’t spend more than half an hour with anybody. I have been trying to avoid him; it is a difficult role for him to play. He is a fine actor though.” Then at a special screening of ‘Dangal’ (2016) where Hirani was one of the invitees of Aamir Khan, the director said that Dutt was joking about avoiding Kapoor, reports The Indian Express.

“Sanjay said it jokingly. He has a habit of softly joking.” Hirani went on to clarify that contrary to speculations, Kapoor is actually spending time with Dutt. “Ranbir goes and meets Sanju (Sanjay) and spends a lot of time with him,” he clarified.

Kapoor has also given his thoughts on what he knows will be a demanding role. “To play Sanjay Dutt and work with Raju Hirani will be very difficult. I feel I don’t deserve this film. But looking forward to working on that film,” he said. Kapoor went on to say, “On my birthday, he gifted me a Harley Davidson. We are that close.”

Sharing more details about their close relationship Kapoor said, “Each time we make a film, he makes it a point to come and discuss the film with me. I remember when Barfi was made, he used to pull my leg by saying what will your next film be, Ladoo or Peda. He is someone I am very close to. It will be really amazing to play him on screen.”

When asked if he thinks he is the best person to play the superstar on screen, Kapoor replied, “I hope I can do justice to his character.” He also refused to confirm or deny if Sonam Kapoor was a part of biopic and said he would leave it to the makers to announce the cast and crew.

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