When it was revealed that Ranbir Kapoor has been chosen to play Sanjay Dutt’s character in the latter’s biopic, many fans were skeptical as to whether Ranbir would be able to do justice to the 58-year-old’s ‘eventful’ journey. However, despite the fans’ doubts, filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani bestowed his trust on him, which has apparently turned out quite well, considering the similarity in appearances that the film’s team has been able to achieve as seen in this photo:
As ‘Sanju Baba’ fans, there are a lot many things about his life that we should know. So, without further wait, let’s get started:
Sanjay Dutt – Rishi Kapoor feud
Sanjay Dutt once almost had a brawl with Rishi Kapoor, under the suspicion that the latter was having a secret affair with his Rocky co-star and then girlfriend- Tina Munim. Nonetheless, Tina soon bid adieu to Dutt because of his addiction to alcohol.
2009 Lok Sabha Elections
Although Sanjay Dutt making headlines is no big deal, the actor surprised everyone in the year 2009 when he made a lot of buzz because of his decision to contest the Lok Sabha elections on a Samajwadi Party ticket. Now you would say that actors turning into politicians is a very common scenario in B-town. However, there is a catch in this case. His late father Sunil Dutt, and sister Priya were very loyal to the congress party; thus, this move by our ‘Munna Bhai’ really annoyed his sister. Contesting elections, however, went in vain for the ‘Vaastav’ star as the Supreme Court barred his participation owing to his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
Sanjay Dutt’s love for Drugs!
In an interview, Sanjay Dutt admitted that when he was young, he used to try-out every new drug that he came across. He added that overcoming the addiction of LSD was the most difficult task for him. Talking about this “love affair”, the actor further revealed that once he was under the influence of drugs so much so that he passed out for 2 days. Seeing himself become a slave of these narcotics, unlike other times, he went and sought his father’s help. Seeing Dutt’s condition, his father sent him to a rehab center in the US, where he finally conquered his addictions.
Obsession for Tattoos
It seems that the ‘Mission Kashmir’ star has some extraordinary love for ink. Dutt sports a number of tattoos on his body, most notable of which is the one on the left side of his chest that reads his mother Nargis’s name in Urdu and his father Sunil Dutt’s name in Devanagari script. In addition, he has tattoos of Lord Shiva, the word ‘honour’ in Japanese, a dragon releasing fire, 2 samurai soldiers, a lion, and a shloka in the Tibetan language.
Lost Bollywood Projects
Reportedly, Sanjay Dutt was the prime choice to play the lead roles in Subhash Ghai’s Hero (1983) and Yash Chopra’s Lamhe (1991). However, he missed out on both these opportunities owing to his drug-addiction.
Earnings in Prison
Sanjay Dutt had earned a “whopping” 450 rupees for performing his duties in prison. He, however, gave this ‘entire’ amount to his wife – Manyata – for being his constant companion in various trials and tribulations.
Love for Musical Instruments
What if i tell you that the ‘Kaante’ actor is an expert at playing the Tabla. Would you believe it? Perhaps not! Well, here’s another surprise- it is believed that Sanjay Dutt once won a gold medal for being the “best guitarist” at a concert in the US. It seems Music and Drugs definitely have some connexion!
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