Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming biographical Sanju, based on Indian actor Sanjay Dutt’s life is set to be released on 29 June 2018. The teaser of the film starring Ranbir Kapoor depicts the unusual life of Bollywood’s most controversial actor in an unconventional way.
Ever since his debut with Rocky in 1981, son of yesteryear stars Sunil and Nargis Dutt, Sanjay has always managed to grab headlines. Whether it was for his role about a goon going to medical college in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. or his ‘bad boy’ looks in Indian crime drama Vaastav, Sanjay’s brat image on the big screen and even off it makes him one of Bollywood’s most notorious filmstar. His personal life and link-ups with actresses also got heaps of media attention.
After the trailer of his biopic representing different stages of his life received a much-loved reaction, a BBC documentary on the actor, ‘To Hell and Back’ which was released in 1996 is now making rounds on the internet. From drugs and the rehabilitation process thereafter, Sanjay while revealing some of the most shocking incidents of his life in the documentary, stated that his mother Nargis really wanted to attend the premiere of his debut film. The late actress had said that she will attend the premiere even if she has to go on a stretcher but unfortunately, she passed away just before the days of the premiere.
According to Sanjay, it was his mother’s death that led him to drugs. Soon after his launch in 1981, he was seen in movies like Vidhata (1982), Zameen Asmaan (1984) but it was only with Mahesh Bhatt’s directorial Naam (1986) that got him noticed.
Cut to the year 1993, when his movie Khalnayak was about to release, Dutt’s involvement in Mumbai bomb blasts had already started doing rounds. Much had been speculated about him and his association with gangsters like Dawood Ibrahim and Abu Salem.
Sanjay was arrested in April 1993 under Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act or TADA in which the subsequent trial lasted for a decade. In 2013 he was finally convicted for illegal possession of weapons like AK-47 and was released from Yerwada Central Jail, Pune in February 2016.
Directed by Chris Rodley, this documentary offers discernment about the man who has always been an intriguing personality. Here’s the shocking documentary!