So, Sanjay Dutt's Sister Did Not Connect with The Casting Chosen For Their Parents in Sanju
It's been just a few weeks since the release of Sanjay Dutt's biopic Sanju, and it has not just made a hella lot of bucks at the box-office, but also moved many people, especially his fans. With an ensemble cast that portrayed each character to utter perfection, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, and Paresh Rawal were particularly lauded by one and all for seamlessly pulling off their intense roles.
Incidentally, when Sanjay Dutt's sister, Namrata Dutt, was questioned about her opinion on the film and the casting, she had a different viewpoint. In conversation with SpotBoyE, she said:
"I can’t see anyone portraying my father. He was special. Not that I didn’t like him. I didn’t connect, but I’m not the audience. I’m Sunil Dutt’s daughter."
Talking about Manisha Koirala playing her mother, Nargis, in the film, she further added, "She was okay too. Being Sunil Dutt and Nargis’ daughter, it’s difficult to make judgements. If the audience connected with them, it’s great!" Having said that, she claimed that she liked the film as a work of entertainment, and also liked how Ranbir enacted her brother.
And, as a matter of fact, we totally get it. As someone who is a part of the Dutt family that suffered the consequences of Sanjay Dutt's self-confessed poor decisions and wrong choices in life, one can understand that what is a mere piece of art for us, is a life that has been lived by her. It is impossible to see someone else as your parents, so it is only human that Namrata couldn't really relate to Paresh Rawal and Manisha Koirala as her reel parents, which is OKAY.
On a side note, the whole country loved Paresh Rawal as veteran actor and politician Sunil Dutt, and he even revealed a small anecdote, which will make you believe in fate and the universe. Apparently, in 2005, Sanju's father had written a letter to Paresh Rawal, which he received five days before his birthday. Soon after which, the actor passed on. Years later, on the day Rawal was supposed to meet filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani for Sanju, the letter appeared again out of nowhere, making him feel that he was destined to play the character of Mr. Dutt in the film. Talk about the universe sending you a sign!