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'Got to know Sanjay Dutt as a human being with biopic'

Actor Vicky Kaushal says the audience will get to know the true story of actor Sanjay Dutt minus his star status in filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani's untitled upcoming biopic. He says he got to know the truth behind Sanjay's life after working on the biopic and was in awe of it.

Asked whether the biopic will bring forward a different side of Sanjay Dutt's life, Vicky said: "I don't know about different, but his life will be told in true sense."

"It (The film) is going to be very entertaining. It will make you cry, make you laugh. It is a great story. It is difficult to believe that a person has lived this life."

Hirani's yet untitled Sanjay Dutt biopic will release on March 30 next year. It is produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

It features Ranbir Kapoor as the protagonist of the movie and also stars Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Karishma Tanna, Dia Mirza and Jim Sarbh. Vicky is set to play the role of Ranbir Kapoor's friend in Sanjay Dutt biopic.

Talking about the biopic, the Masaan actor added: "I have grown up watching Sanjay Dutt's films. I always looked up to him. But due to this story I got to know Sanjay Dutt as a human being for the first time. I feel it will be new for the audience too... To look at him as a human being, not the star."

Meanwhile, apart from the biopic, Vicky is also excited for Meghna Gulzar's next directorial Raazi, which narrates the story of a Kashmiri girl married to a Pakistani Army officer. It also stars Alia Bhatt. Vicky looks forward to working with this team saying: "I consider myself fortunate to work with such talented people – all masters in their profession."
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