“I was destined to play the role of Sunil Dutt” said Veteran actor Paresh Rawal

Veteran actor Paresh Rawal turned 63 on this 30 May Wednesday and is all set to play the role of late Sunil Dutt in the film “Sanju”, a biopic of Sanjay Dutt. Paresh Rawal feels he was destined to play the role of Sunil Dutt.

He revealed that once he received a letter on his birthday from Sunil Dutt father of Sanjay Dutt on which the Movie Sanju has been made.

He said, "There is a very special connection of Sunil Dutt with me. Back in 2005 on the May 25, I was doing some patchwork in Mumbai for 'Deewane Huye Paagal', I went to a hotel as I landed from the US to make a call to my home when my wife Swaroop said Dutt saab had sent me a letter. I asked ‘Whose?’ She said, Sunil Dutt saab."

'I was like, 'Why would he write a letter to me?'. She said, 'For your birthday'. I said my birthday is on May 30, why would he write a letter five days before. Straight cut to January 2, 2017, when I was at the narration of 'Sanju' at Rajkumar Hirani's house, I got a call from Swaroop asking me what to do of the letter of Dutt saab in the drawer… amazing connection.

Earlier Raju Hirani, the director said "Sanju" will give the audience an insight into warm bond shared by the father and son.

We'll see the highs and lows of Sanjay's life in the movie "Sanju". Ranbir Kapoor leads the cast as Sanjay Dutt, and he has an ensemble of actors like Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor and Dia Mirza amongst others in key roles.

Produced by Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films in association with Fox Star Studios, Sanju will release on June 29.

by Soniya Kaur | Thu, May 31 - 11:57 AM

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