With much anticipation surrounding the release of ‘Sanju’ at the end of this month, its been revealed that Ranveer Singh was the initial choice for the Sanjay Dutt biopic, before Ranbir Kapoor.

In an interview with The Telegraph, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra said, “It was Raju’s idea to cast Ranbir. When he told me about Ranbir, I wasn’t happy at all. I thought someone else, like Ranveer Singh, could play this role much better. I thought Ranveer had the flamboyance, the emotional depth as well as the ability to change himself completely to play Sanjay Dutt.”

He added, “But Raju was adamant that Ranbir would be perfect. And when we started shooting and Ranbir became Sanjay Dutt, I had to kind of eat my words. I think I can best sum this up by saying that Ranbir has become Sanjay Dutt both in swagger and soul.”

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