When drunk Sanjay Dutt insulted, abused Ranbir Kapoor; here’s what happened next
First Published 13, Jul 2020, 12:24 PM
Earlier, Sanjay Dutt was not sure and happy about Rajkumar Hirani's decision of casting Ranbir Kapoor in Sanju, read on
Before Sanju was released, Ranbir Kapoor gave back-to-back flops like Jagga Jasoos, Roy, Bombay Velvet, he came back into the race after Sanju.
It is said that Ranbir did everything under the sun to get into the skin of his character and also visited Sanjay Dutt's house to see his character and understand his lifestyle.
Ranbir's hard work paid off on the screen, and even Sanjay was happy with his performance. Before it all started, Sanjay was unsure about the director Rajkumar Hirani's decision to cast Ranbir in Sanju. He thought that Ranbir wouldn't be able to perform his machismo in the movie.
According to a DNA report, Sanjay, in December 2016, threw a party at his house, where Ranbir, Rajkumar Hirani, and David Dhawan were present. Everything was going fine at the party until Sanjay got drunk and decided to give Ranbir some gyan.
Sanjay went up to Ranbir and said that he wants to produce a film with him. To which Ranbir said, "Yes, course I would love to be a part of it." As soon as Ranbir gave a positive answer to his offer, Sanjay, with a straight face, replied to him by saying that the film will be called 'Laddoo'.
Sanjay's reply left Ranbir quite confused and repeated the name of the film as a question, to which Sanjay replied, "Yes, after that we will make films called Imarti, Jalebi and then Peda" which was followed by an uncomfortable silence in the party.
Soon Ranbir and other guests got a sense what Sanjay was trying to do. And without stopping, Sanjay continued with his harsh remarks and abuses to Ranbir, "I watched Barfi! on TV recently. What made you do a film like that? @#$^&* bloody hell, you are playing me in the Sanjay Dutt biopic. I don't know how they cast you."
Motor-mouth Sanjay continued, "You should be a macho man. Act in macho films. You can't be doing films like Barfi!. You should be holding guns and doing action films. Do you think actors like me, Salman and Ajay would have been around for so many years, if we had not played macho characters on screen? You have no connect with the masses and that is very important."
All the time Ranbir was composed and didn't argue with Sanjay, who was drunk. Later, Maanayata (Sanjay's wife) came to Ranbir's rescue as she asked everyone to have dinner as it was getting quite late.