Mumbai: Director Rajkumar Hirani, who is working on a film on actor Sanjay Dutt’s biopic said that he wants to keep the film as “honest” as possible.
Sanjay Dutt, who is serving his five year jail term after being convicted in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case, was out on parole recently and met Mr Hirani to discuss the script of the yet-untitled film.
“He (Sanjay) has shared his story and wants it to be made and we want to keep it as honest as possible. We have worked (on) the script with Sanjay. I narrated it to him when he was here and he was happy with it. The film will see Sanjay as he is and for what he is,” he said at the Jagran Film Festival.
Sanjay’s home production will be co-producing the biopic. Son of veteran actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis, Dutt made Bollywood debut in 1981 with Rocky. He is best known for films like Sadak, Saajan”, Khalnayak, Vaastav and the Munna Bhai series. His life has been full of upheavals on both professionally and personally. (Also Read: Ranbir Kapoor Will Start Shooting Sanjay Dutt Biopic in 2016, Says Director)
Of the Jagran Film Festival film, Mr Hirani said, “I am happy that Jagran Film festival is organised. More festivals the better to make sure the cinema reaches more people. It is a fantastic initiative.”
The 3 Idiots director said film festivals in India have to struggle to find their due space. “I think festivals in India have to struggle a lot in terms of getting financiers, getting people. I hope more and more people come and watch films and support festivals.” (Also Read: There is No Sanjay Dutt in Aishwarya’s Jazbaa, Says Director)
The 52-year-old director said the current phase of the Indian cinema is at its best with a good mix of big commercial and content-driver small budget films being churned out. “Indian cinema is at its best, prime time. Look at the cinema that is coming today. It’s very different today from big commercial films to small films,” he said.
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