Actress Manisha Koirala will play Ranbir’s mother in Sanjay Dutt Biopic
Finally the star cast of RajKumar Hirani’s much –awaited Sanjay Dutt biopic has been finalised. The recent one to join the team is none other than actress Manisha Koirala who will play the role of Nargis in this biopic. Her last release was Ram Gopal’s Bhoot Returns in 2012. She is all set to make big comeback in the B-town with this project.
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According to reports, Hirani himself finalised Manisha to play Sanjay Dutt’s mother Nargis in the film. The decision was taken by Hirani after talking to her about her journey as a cancer survivor. Since actress Nargis lost her battle to cancer, Hirani thought Manisha would be best option for this character. Notably, Nargis died at the age of 51 after fighting pancreatic cancer.
Incidentally, Manisha has played Sanjay’s love interest in several films like Khauff among others.
Notably, Sanjay Dutt’s biopic will mark the reunite of Ranbir and Sonam, who will be working together after 10 years. Apart from Sonam and Ranbir, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala and Dia Mirza will also be seen in pivotal roles. After PK, audiences are eagerly waiting for RajKuamr Hirani’s next directorial and the cast alignment of Sanjay Dutt’s biopic sounds very interesting.
The casting of the main characters seems to have fallen in place now, as Paresh Rawal will play Sanjay’s father Sunil Dutt, Manisha will be seen as his mother, Dia Mirza would be his wife Maanayta. Anushka will essay the role of a journalist, and Sonam will be play the character of one of the actresses he was romantically involved with.
The film is gearing up for its release during Christmas this year. On the work front, Ranbir Kapoor was last seen in Ae Dil hai Mushkil alongside Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.