NewsPatrolling: The cast of Sunil Dutt’s biopic was almost closed, with RanbirKapoor playing the role of Sanjay Dutt. IntiallyAkshayeKhanna was roped in to play Sunil Dutt’s role, but then lated he opted out; his role has now being taken up by PareshRawal.
According to reports by Spotboye.com, the reason behind Akshay opting out is “Even after trying prosthetic make-up, Akshaye and Hirani were not convinced and felt that Akshaye did not look like Sunil Dutt at all. Therefore, Akshaye who is very particular about the characters he plays and also about their sketch felt that it will be an injustice to the role if he plays it. Even Hirani was not convinced fully. That’s the reason Hirani and Akshaye mutually decided to not go ahead with their alliance”.
The first few shots of the movie have started to be shot, and RajkumarHirani tweeted a pic of the same.