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Updated December 17th, 2023 at 15:27 IST

Did you know THIS famous comedian helped Ranbir Kapoor in playing Sanjay Dutt for Hirani's Sanju?

Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju was a milestone in Ranbir Kapoor’s career but do you know who helped the actor transform into Sanjay Dutt's character? Read to know!

Ranbir in Sanju
Ranbir in Sanju | Image:Youtube screengrab
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Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju was a milestone in Ranbir Kapoor’s career. Made on a budget of just Rs 96 crores, the biographical drama went on to earn over Rs 587 crores globally. The movie explored the life and struggles of popular actor Sanjay Dutt featuring Ranbir in the lead.

Ranbir in Sanju | Image: Youtube screengrab

Who helped Ranbir ace Sanjay’s role in Sanju?

In an old interview with Mid-day, famous comedian Sanket Bhosale revealed being approached to train Ranbir. He shared, "I first met Ranbir Kapoor about four months ago. Initially, he was shocked to know that I was a doctor. We sat for almost three hours at a suburban hotel and only discussed Sanju sir. He was fascinated by my videos and asked me how I could imitate him [Dutt] so easily."

Ranbir and Dia in Sanju | Image: Youtube screengrab

Sanket revealed that Ranbir had a lot of questions about Sanjay Dutt.

He added, “Sanju sir has a peculiar style of walking and talking, and Ranbir wanted to learn everything. He was impressed with the way I impersonated Sanju sir, rolling his eyes while talking; he wanted to learn that too. I have heard that Ranbir still refers to my online videos."

Sanket and Ranbir | Image: Instagram

In the same interview, Sanket revealed he admired how humble and eager Ranbir was as a learner

The Kapil Sharma Show fame concluded, "He never made me feel inferior. It's difficult to play Sanjay Dutt. I couldn't think of anyone other than the actor himself for the film. But, I believe Ranbir is lucky [to have bagged the part]. Looking at the photographs that are coming out, I am sure he has done complete justice.”

Sanjay and Sanket | Image: Twitter

More about Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju

This highest grosser of 2018 also featured Vicky Kaushal as Kamlesh, Dia Mirza as Manyata DuttAnushka Sharma as Winnie Diaz, Paresh Rawal as Sunil DuttManisha Koirala as Nargis Dutt, Karishma Tanna as Pinky Joshi and Jim Sarbh as Zubin Mistry. 

Ranbir in Sanju | Image: Youtube screengrab

Sanju is even the fifth highest-earning Hindi film of all time and the 17th highest-grossing Indian film.

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 14:56 IST

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