RGV, as Ram Gopal Varma is popularly known in the film industry, watched Hirani’s Sanju and loved it for its emotional intensity. He, however, was disappointed that it dealt with the actor’s brush with the law in the backdrop of the 1993 blasts only peripherally. “That Dutt was doing drugs, was traumatised by his mother’s battle with cancer [she died just three days before the release of his first film Rocky], had multiple flings, many of them one night stands, is all well documented,” said the source, adding that what people wanted was background information that only Sanjay would know on the controversy which dogged him for over two decades.
Varma’s movie will focus only on Dutt’s arrest in connection with the 1993 blasts and for possessing an AK-56 rifle.
Even as Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on Sanjay Dutt – ‘Sanju’ – continues its record-breaking run at the box-office raking up over Rs 300 crore, maverick director-producer Ram Gopal Varma has begun work on another film on the actor tentatively titled ‘Sanju: The Real Story’
RGV’s film will delve into details like who were the people who threatened Dutt’s family — spurring him to acquire the rifle that got him in trouble — how the firearm was delivered to him, and how it was disposed of.
Varma has directed Dutt in two films. In the filmmaker’s 1997 crime-comedy Daud, Dutt played the affable Nandu, a small-time crook who is hired to deliver a mysterious package to a notorious criminal named Pinky. In the 2012 film Department, Dutt was Inspector Mahadev Bhosale who is asked by his seniors to form a hit squad to take on the Mumbai underworld, when he puts together his team to get the job done.
Source – Mumbai Mirror