‘ Sanju‘ is a revelation in some parts and a flashback to documented reality in others. We decode how the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer reflects Sanjay Dutt’s life.
WHAT THE MOVIE TELLS YOU ABOUT SANJAY DUTT THAT YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T KNOW
– Sunil Dutt tells Sanjay to tackle his life’s problems with the help of the ‘Ustaad theory’ – Listen to the songs of Majrooh Sultanpuri, Sahir Ludhianvi and Anand Bakshi.
-A confrontation between Sanjay Dutt and his girlfriend Ruby (played by Sonam Kapoor Ahuja) shows how Dutt forced Ruby not to marry her fiancé. He asked her to come to the marriage registrar’s office, but he himself never turned up.
-Sanjay Dutt was on drugs the night Nargis Dutt passed away in the hospital.
-Sanjay had a meltdown at the premiere of his debut film ‘ Rocky’. It was at the premiere that he told his father that he wanted to quit drugs.
-Sanjay was asked to not sit in the front row with Sunil Dutt at a consulate event where Sunil Dutt was a chief guest. Sanjay wanted to read a speech for for his father, telling him in front of everyone that he was his hero. However, Sanjay’s speech was cancelled.
-When Dutt escaped from rehab, he not only begged on the streets, but travelled for 12 days to a friend’s place to borrow money for drugs.
-Sanjay tried to commit suicide when in 2013 the Supreme Court dismissed his plea seeking review of its judgment upholding his conviction under the Arms Act and sentencing him to five years in jail in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
-A renowned lawyer had asked Sanjay Dutt to turn approver and tell the police that he knew about blasts and he was involved in plotting.WHAT ‘SANJU’ SHOWS THAT REFLECTS THE REALITY AS WE KNOW IT
What ‘Sanju’ shows: In the movie, Sanjay Dutt says, “Main 20g cocaine le kar travel kar raha tha. Main itna irresponsible tha ki 20 saal jail ya 20 gm cocaine, meri choice clear thi.”
What Sanjay Dutt said: After his release from the jail, when Sanjay Dutt made an appearance at the Young FICCI Ladies Organisation (YFLO) event in Delhi in 2016, he said, “I was already on drugs when my mother was being treated for cancer. ‘Rocky’ (his debut film) was being made, and I remember that I was so addicted to drugs that once I travelled with 1kg heroin hidden in my shoes. My two sisters were also with me on the same flight. At that time, checking at airports was not so strict. Today, when I think about the incident, I get scared. Main pakda jaata toh theek tha, but what about my sisters? Drugs do this to you. You don’t care about family or anything else.”