Wanted to do Sanjay Dutt’s role in Sanju, says Aamir Khan: Bollywood Superstar Aamir Khan on Wednesday revealed he was offered to play the role of late Sunil Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on Sanjay Dutt . But he refused it only because he wanted to essay the title character.
Wanted to do Sanjay Dutt’s role in Sanju, says Aamir Khan
He wanted me to play Sunil Dutt sahab’s role and it is a fantastic role. Largely, it is a father-son story. But Sanju’s role is unbelievable.
Aamir during a media interaction said, “He (Hirani) approached me with the script and I loved it. He wanted me to play Dutt saab’s role. It is a fantastic role and the story is largely on the father-son relationship. But Sanju’s role is unbelievable.”
“So as an actor, I told Raju that Sanjay Dutt’s role is so wonderful that it won my heart. So in this film I can’t do any other role but Sanjay Dutt’s, which of course I cannot do because Ranbir Kapoor is playing it. So, do not offer me anything,” Aamir said.
Aamir, who has been in the film industry for more than 30 years, said that Ranbir is a good actor and he is sure that he would have done a commendable job of playing Sanjay in the film.
“I cannot wait to watch the film now,” said Aamir, who has worked closely with Hirani in films such as 3 Idiots and PK.
Amir and Sunil Dutt were close friends in real life. Recalling some fond memories of the late actor, Aamir said, “He always sent me telegrams in those days to wish me on Diwali, Eid, birthday… If my film did well, he sent me a congratulations note.”
Aamir confirmed he was producing the slain Indian music mogul Gulshan Kumar’s biopic with Bhushan Kumar.