An image larger than life, a life full of ups and downs. Yes, it’s about none other than our very own Sanjay Dutt, nicknamed as Sanju. A film on him has hit the theatres with an astounding business of over 120 crores in the first three days of the release. Well, a good opening was always on the cards considering the buzz surrounding the film. But very few thought that it would be such a runaway blockbuster. There were doubts whether Ranbir Kapoor, the man who plays Sanjay on screen, would be able to pull off the character. The doubts had a lot to do with the romcom characters that Ranbir had played before Sanju. But, by playing a character having different shades and that too with consummate ease, Ranbir signals a paradigm shift in his little over a decade old career.
Ranbir Answers His Detractors with Sanju
If industry buzz had anything to go by, many thought Ranveer Singh and not Ranbir Kapoor would do justice to the character. After all, the former had played a larger than life character of Alauddin Khilji to perfection in Padmavati released earlier this year.
But actors break their ongoing image by playing something which they can’t relate to. For instance, Ajay Devgn broke his long action image with films like Hum Dil Chuke Sanam, Zakhm and much more. Similarly, Ranbir has hit the sixer by essaying each shade of Sanju to perfection, deserving every bit of applause he is getting from audiences and critics alike. With Sanju being a grand success both critically and commercially, filmmakers would be itching to rope in Ranbir for several genres the talented actor is yet to tap into.
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(Guest Writer: Vicky)