Rajkuma Hirani Believes Sanjay Dutt's Life Deserves Empathy

Author |Sep 13, 2018

Morally recognized as one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time, Sanjay Dutt biographical film directed by Rajkumar Hirani recently has some alteration.

“Sanjay Dutt still our hero, we need some empathy for him “

When asked about the current development in filming, Director Rajkumar Hirani confessed: "I felt I am going wrong direction". Previously, audience reaction to the first part was negative and seemingly everyone hates Sanjay Dutt. Moreover, some people even said that they don't want to watch this movie.

Also in his statement, Rajkumar explained that he wants to depict a true biography. However, he soon realizes that he did not create empathy toward Sanjay. Directly after, he has fully aware of the fact that Sanjay Dutt is still a legend. Therefore, that leads to some changes in plot detail.

As test screening garner a lot of “hated” toward the main figure, Hirany felt that there was maybe misjudgment of Sanjay Dutt.

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Director Rajkumar Hirani

More detail of Sanjay Dutt illegal case

Behind the scenes, Hirani is still trying his best to reconstituted Sanjay Dutt illegal case and concern of minor detail.

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Sanjay Dutt walks out of jail as a free man

Given more detail of the biopic film, director further added that Sanjay told him about his suicide effort after the Judge sentenced him. This detail was later added to the scenario and filmed later. Even though there still no compassion toward the main figure as they still receive positive feedback.

Lastly, Sanju director confided: “Every film is a journey", and he is doing his best to figure out a unique but true story of Sanju.

Dutt’s journal was a long story

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Ranbir Kapoor acted as Sanjay Dutt in Sanju.

In a discussion with writer Anjum Rajabali, Hirany expressed his thought about Sanjay Dutt's life. He stated that people way of thinking is based on many different aspects. As it was a long story to tell, some would make a story about Sanjay legal case when he bought a gun or other could feature the father-son story.

He further pointed out that as Sanjay story was immense, anyones could harvest different aspect of Sanjay’s life.

Effort to feature a true story

“He slept with his best friend’s girlfriend without any reason. Their friendship was almost gone... The other scene where he puts the commode seat on a girl he wants to marry, I am not defending that! It’s a terrible action,” the director said.

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Ranbir Kapoor in scenery Sanjay Dutt first got arrested in 1993

To answer people’s doubt of trying to cover the truth of Sanjay Dutt, Hirany stated “My viewpoint of Sanju was that he has done so many weird things, however, he is not a bad person... I felt he had an innocence, he is naughty but he doesn’t harm anyone.”


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