The teaser for Sanju, Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt, sums up the actor’s journey in one line. “Apna life full saap-seedi ka board hai” (My life is like the snakes and ladders board game), says Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju as he steps out of prison. “Kabhi up to kabhi down (sometimes up and sometimes down).”
The teaser demonstrates the highs and lows of Dutt’s life and shows Kapoor nail an array of looks as he depicts the actor over the years. According to the film, at 22, Dutt’s lungs had nearly given up because of his addiction to drugs, but he rebelled against fate to build a muscular body for his movie roles. Since then, the ride has been dizzying, he says.
“I’ve roamed in chartered planes as well as begged on streets for a bus ticket,” says Dutt. “I’ve stayed in the hotels of New York from whose windows the entire city could be seen. But I’ve also stayed in a jail where there was not even one window.”
Sanju, produced by Vinod Chopra Films, Rajkumar Hirani Films and Fox Star Studios, will be released on June 29. The film also stars Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Manisha Koirala and Paresh Rawal in key roles and features appearances by Karishma Tanna, Jim Sarbh and Vicky Kaushal.