Paresh Rawal Revealed The Reason That Why He Agreed To play Sunil Dutt’s Role In The Biopic ‘Sanju’

Blog By fatema  |  10-07-18

Paresh Rawal Was No Doubt One Of the Best Choice By Rajkumar Hirani

It Was Like A Divine Intervention.

It Was Like A Divine Intervention.

The role of Sanjay’s father Sunil Dutt was played by Paresh Rawal and he did fit in the character of Sunil Dutt flawlessly. In an interview, Paresh Rawal revealed that it was like a divine intervention when Rajkumar Hirani approached him for playing the character of Sunil Dutt.


He Reveled

He Reveled

Paresh Reveled, “On May 25, 2005, I was shooting for a movie and I called up home to say that I will be late today. And during the shooting, we got to know that Dutt Sahab (Sunil Dutt) was no more, so I called up my wife and said I will come a bit late because Dutt Sahab is no more and I am going to his house. She then she told me that there is a letter for you from him (Sunil Dutt).

I asked her what the letter was and she said it is for wishing you a happy birthday. I told her that my birthday is on May 30, which is five days away but she said the letter is for you and she even read it to me. I was so surprised. Why would Dutt Sahab send me a birthday letter five days before my birthday? And we have never exchanged any holiday greetings in the past – be it Diwali or Christmas – so why would he write to me?”


He Further Added.

He Further Added.

He also further added by saying, “On January 3, 2017, I asked my wife to take out a couple of my documents as I was going to meet Rajkumar Hirani. I told her I will pick up those documents when I come back.

When I was sitting with Rajkumar Hirani, my wife called me and said that along with the documents, that letter from Sunil Dutt Sahab was also there. She asked me what I wanted to do about it? And I was stunned as I was narrated the part of Sunil Dutt for the movie.”


He Continued.

He Continued.

He continued by saying, “See, usually you don’t keep birthday cards for 12 years, you discard them. You forget about them, but that letter was there with all my important documents and it was again found on the same day Rajkumar Hirani narrated the Sanju role to me. It is like a divine intervention. I showed that letter to Rajkumar Hirani later.”








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