Indian director Rajkumar Hirani, who is making a biopic on Sanjay Dutt, says he is not friends with the actor but they have immense respect for each other. Hirani has worked with Dutt in Munna Bhai series and now he will be chronicling the 56-year-old actor’s life on the big screen.
“I have worked with him (Dutt) in three films. I am not saying I am friends with him but I know him. But I respect him and he respects me and so possibly he chose me to narrate this story,” said Hirani.
“Last time when he was here I narrated him the whole script... He is aware about what’s happening,” the filmmaker said.
“For me the only reason to make a film is when I hear an engaging story and nothing else. I was fascinated by his story, I dropped everything away and thought this is the story I want to do,” he added.
Dutt’s celluloid and real life have seen a lots of turbulence affecting his family and fans both. However, he is expected to walk out of jail soon.
“In any biopic of two-and-half to three hours of the film you cannot show the entire life of a person. We are selective in showing what the world wants to hear about him”,said Hirani.
The biopic will see Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role essaying the part of Dutt.