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Here is why Aamir Khan refused to work in “Sanju”

I can't do any other role but Sanjay Dutt's and Ranbir is playing it!

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There has been much of the talk lately regarding Aamir Khan being offered the role of Sanjay Dutt’s father Sunil Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt biopic, Sanju and how he refused. In a recent interaction with media, Aamir Khan finally explains why he did not take up that role.

“He (Hirani) approached me with the script and I loved it. He wanted me to play Dutt saab’s role. It is a fantastic role and the story is largely on the father son relationship. But Sanju’s role is unbelievable”, said Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist.

“So as an actor, I told Raju that Sanjay Dutt’s role is so wonderful that it won my heart. So in this film I can’t do any other role but Sanjay Dutt’s, which of course I cannot do because, Ranbir (Kapoor) is playing it. So, do not offer me anything,” said Aamir Khan.


“I cannot wait to watch the film now,” said Aamir, who has worked closely with Hirani in films such as 3 Idiots and PK.

Aamir and Sunil Dutt have been close friends in real life. Recalling some fond memories of the late actor, Aamir said, “He always sent me telegrams in those days to wish me on Diwali, Eid, birthday… If my film did well, he sent me a congratulations note.”

The upcoming film also stars Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Manisha Koirala and Paresh Rawal in key roles and will also show case feature appearances by Karishma Tanna, Jim Sarbh and Vicky Kaushal. The Sanjay Dutt biopic will hit the screens on June 29.

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the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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