Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor have not shared screen space ever since their 2007 debut in Saawariya and that was almost a decade ago. But now, finally, the two are gearing up for Sanjay Dutt’s upcoming biopic that traces the story of the actor’s life.
While Ranbir will essay the role of Dutt in the film, for which the star is undergoing complete transformation, Sonam is said to be playing one of the actresses (reportedly Madhuri Dixit) whom Dutt dated. Refuting rumours that Sonam will play the role of Dixit, a source close to the film noted, “Her (Sonam’s) character is not reflective of any particular woman but is a fictional amalgamation of the many women Dutt dated through the 1980s and 90s.”
Alongside the Ranbir and Sonam, the biopic also stars Anushka Sharma, who was last seen with Ranbir in the recently released Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. According to reports, Sharma’s role is that of a journalist and is supposedly playing Rhea Pillai, Dutt’s first wife, who was a model and is known for her work in the entertainment industry.
Directed by Rajkmar Hirani, the untitled biopic is based on the rise and fall, the imprisonment and controversies in Dutt’s life and is slated for a Christmas 2017 release.
—Originally published in The News