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Ranbir Kapoor reacts to Ranveer Singh being first choice for ‘Sanju’

Ashwin Sheshware | June, 23 2018

Ranbir Kapoor has stepped into the shoes of Sanjay Dutt for Sanju, and how. If many had apprehensions about Ranbir pulling off a Sanjay Dutt on the big screen, it all changed after the trailer of Sanju hit the screens.

If Ranbir looks like a spitting image of Bollywood original bad boy, he has also nailed the accent and physique.

But it was only recently that producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra revealed that Ranbir was not the first choice for Sanju. He was keen to rope in Ranveer Singh to play Sanjay Dutt in the biopic. "I thought Ranveer had the flamboyance, the emotional depth as well as the ability to change himself completely to play Sanjay Dutt. But Raju was adamant that Ranbir would be perfect," Chopra had said.

But after working with Ranbir, he realised that he had to eat his words.

When Ranbir, who is currently busy with the promotions of Sanju, was asked about Chopra's comment, the 35-year-old actor said that he was clueless about it.

"I don't know about his regrets and anything of that kind. But I am really happy that it came into my life. And it came into my life when I was really in need of inspiration. You know. It's a luxury that every actor finds inspiration in every film they do. This came with that. So, I am very happy that it came into my life," said Ranbir in an interview.

Sanju, which also stars Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal and Manisha Koirala, is set to hit the screens on June 29.

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