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Amir Khan reveals why he refused to star in ‘Sanju’

Indian actor Amir Khan has stated that he wanted to play the lead role of Sanjay Dutt in the biopic movie ‘Sanju’ but was instead offered the role of Sanjay’s father Sunil Dutt.

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Indian actor Amir Khan has stated that he wanted to play the lead role of Sanjay Dutt in the biopic movie ‘Sanju’ but was instead offered the role of Sanjay’s father Sunil Dutt.

The media reports claim that director Rajkumar Hirani offered Amir Khan the role of Sunil Dutt in his movie ‘Sanju’ which Amir Khan turned down.

“I can’t come to the sets thinking these should have been my lines. I am sure Ranbir has played Sanjay Dutt really well as he is a fantastic actor.”

“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 in the father-son relationship. But Sanju’s role is unbelievable,” he stated.

Read more: Movie Review: Sanju

Amir Khan said ‘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’.

In spite of refusing the role, Amir Khan appreciated Ranbir Kapoor, who has played the role of Sanjay Dutt in the movie. He said Ranbir Kapoor is a good actor and he is sure he would have justified his selection for the role in the movie.

He further added, “I can’t come to the sets thinking these should have been my lines. I am sure Ranbir has played Sanjay Dutt really well as he is a fantastic actor.”

“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 Khan recounted some memories he shared with Sunil Dutt. He said “Sunil Dutt always sent me telegrams in those days to wish me on Diwali, Eid, birthday… If my film did well, he sent me a congratulation note.”

The film will release on June 29th. The film has a multi-starry cast that includes Dia Mirza, Manisha Koraila, Paresh Rawal and Anushka Sharma.


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