Ram Gopal Varma is known for creating headlines for all the wrong reasons. This time he has chosen Sanjay Dutt to do the same. Yesterday, RGV announced that he will make another biopic on Sanjay, which will show the actor’s real story.
We got talking to Sanjay’s sister, Namrata Dutt on RGV’s announcement and she didn’t sound too pleased with the idea. “Yes, I read about it and it’s crazy.” were Namrata’s first words.
Namrata, who knows that RGV’s filmmaking is dark, is not happy about the filmmaker deciding to depict Sanjay’s life on-screen again. “It's been Sanjay’s past and it's over. Sanjay has moved forward and he has no right to bring it up.” Namrata said.
You may recall that we were the first one to connect with Namrata to know her views on Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju. In an exclusive conversation with us, she had said that she couldn’t relate to Paresh Rawal as her dad, because no one can be like him. For those who missed this candid chat, we reproduce the same:
Did you see Sanju?
Yes, I liked it but being a family member who is so closely connected, it would be difficult for me to comment on it. I underwent everything with Sanjay (pauses). But yes, Ranbir was very good and the film is entertaining.
Did it take you back to those tough days?
Part of it did.
Anything in particular that moved you?
The drug phase. The jail was even worse. Hard time, especially for my father. Of course, for Sanju too, and he is a fighter for sure. He had the guts to give up this addiction, with no relapse. It wasn't easy. His jail phase without frills to go through that without losing was enormously tough.
What did u think of the friend's (Vicky Kaushal) track?
He has had few very good friends.
Did you like the friend's track? I thought it was a bit too corny...
I was told they showed all his friends, so this one character was 5 in 1.
Besides, they had to show a support system as he did have friends who were very supportive of him, hence the friend was important.
According to you, which is Sanjay Dutt's best role on date?
I loved Sanjay in Vaastav. Even the Munnabhai series.
And the Paresh Rawal (essaying Sunil Dutt) track?
I can't see any one portraying my father. He was special.
Sanju Poster Featuring Ranbir Kapoor And Paresh Rawal
So, you didn't like Paresh Rawal much in the film?
Not that I didn't like him. I didn't connect, but I'm not the audience. I'm Sunil Dutt's daughter.
I understand what you mean. What about the Manisha Koirala (essaying Nargis) track?
She was okay too. Being Sunil Dutt and Nargis'daughter, it's difficult to make judgments. If the audience connected with them, it's great!
Manisha Koirala As Nargis Dutt In Sanju
Dia Mirza (essaying Maanayata)?
See, I didn't judge all the characters. All played their part and I enjoyed the movie.
Did you ever think that your brother will indeed overcome all his obstacles, eventually? Or, did you lose hope at any point?
The jail phase was very though. There were emotional breakdowns, but he always came back.
What kept him going?
Family, prayers, faith in God.
How much has Sanjay Dutt changed?
He has sobered down. He doesn't keep grudges and lives every moment for the day.
Sanjay Dutt With Parents
Those times must have been very tough for your sister Priya and you too...
Sanjay Dutt With Sister Namrata And Priya
Could you get it out from your system even when you went out, say for a movie?
It was a very dark phase in our lives, as I said, especially for my Dad. There were a lot of lows. Dad and Sanjay gave strength to each other. And, to tell you the truth, my dad was not just my brother's strength but our (Read: Namrata and Priya) strength too.
Sanjay Dutt When He Was Released From Jail
Must have affected your Dad's health, I am guessing...
No, I didn't see his health affected.
And the day, when normalcy returned?
My Dad had passed away, when Sanjay finally was free- only missed my Dad being around. It was extremely emotional for us.
Sanjay Dutt With Sunil Dutt
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