Renowned for his impeccable directorial prowess, Rajkumar Hirani's film-making was slightly overshadowed by the performances of his film Sanju's key actors, Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal and Vicky Kaushal. While it was a powerful story of a father-son relationship that tugged at everyone's heart, one cannot miss the underlying story of an enviable friendship that was brilliantly portrayed in the film. Sanjay Dutt's best friend in the film, the character Kamli played by Vicky Kaushal is based on his real-life best friend, not to mention support-system, Paresh Ghelani.
Ever since the trailer went viral, and the film went on to become a huge success, people are dying to know more about this person in the actor's life who stood by him through thick and thin. Overnight, this businessman has become a much-Googled celebrity!
What's more, Paresh is now on social media, which he announced by penning a moving letter to Sanjay Dutt. In fact, Sanjay and other Bollywood actors who are acquainted with him shared his post on their accounts as a welcoming gesture. Here's the letter he wrote.
"It's been many years of staying away from the social media, I finally give-in to embrace it. As I begin, here to you my brother @duttsanjay.
After watching the film 'Sanju' I was numb, numb with limitless emotions. I wanted to just hug him, hold on to him and cry. Cry endlessly to the years we had lost, to the years we stood by and witnessed this roller coaster called life and the irrevocable loss of loved ones.. To the mistakes we cannot undo, to the strength we cannot find elsewhere but, in each other.
Now, the entire world shares our story, and the story of the man who's made me a part of his and he has thought me how to get up after every fall. It's hard to convey how many different emotions I'm feeling at this time. How many of us can truly say that we've got friends who not only stand by you through thick and thin, but are as much a brother, a mentor, and your live conscience?
Sanju, you have been all that and more. There were moments I've relived from my own life - things I've forgotten, and things I'll never ever forget - on screen.
Sanju is an ode to falling, rising, making mistakes and learning, flaws, imperfection - everything that defines the core of friendship. It is more importantly a relentless pursuit of life with all its shades. I know I share this sentiment with all friends and family close to him.
Our friendship has been exhilarating, volatile, wild and rewarding.. Our journey has often been clouded in disbelief and doubt, wondering if we will make it till the end or will fall into the labyrinth of tragedy and controversy. But here we are united, unbreakable and ready for life.
Sanju - Thank You for being a part of my life. Thank you for making me part of the Pride where we watch each others back; Thank you for always having the protective blanket over me; Thank you for the journey you've dragged me on lovingly and have taught me how to fight the adversity, however it may come. Look past the flaws, the women, the controversies, I love you, and now I can share it with everyone. You always have been, you are and you always will be the greatest friend, brother that anyone can ask for.
Keep roarrrrring... tiger!! #sanju #friendship"
#FriendshipGoals is a serious understatement! *crying happy tears*