Mumbai: After reports of Ranbir Kapoor playing the role of Sanjay Dutt in his biopic went viral, the makers are inching closer to the final casting decisions of the film. According to a report in DNA After Hours, director Raj Kumar Hirani and Sanjay Dutt are keen on having Amitabh Bachchan essay the role of his father Sunil Dutt.
A source close to the Dutts was quoted saying, “He (Sanjay) considers Abhishek his younger brother and Bachchan Saab as a father figure. When the casting of Sanju’s father was being considered, Big B was the unanimous decision.”
Another friend of Sanjay’s said that Hirani felt no other actor could portray the late actor better than Amitabh Bachchan.
If reports are to be believed, this will be Raju Hirani’s first time working with Big B. If all goes well, Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bahchcan would make an interesting cast for this highly anticipated film.