Rajkumar Hirani’s last two films, 3 Idiots and PK, released during the festive weekend of Christmas and went on to become the highest grossers of all time.
His next film, which is based on the life and times of the controversial Sanjay Dutt, is likely to release during Christmas next year. The biopic goes on floors in September this year and the shoot is expected to be wrapped up mid-way through 2017.
Ranbir Kapoor, who made a special appearance in Hirani’s PK, will be playing Sanjay Dutt on screen.
There are reports that Dutt will be closely involved throughout the making of the film.
Earlier, Hirani had said the film will be engaging and entertaining.
“The only reason I am doing this film is because when I heard the story I couldn’t believe it. It will be a very engaging and entertaining film”
Widely regarded as the best director in the industry today, it’s Hirani’s direction that could make even the biggest of superstars think twice before announcing their film for Christmas 2017.
Note: The release date of Sanjay Dutt biopic hasn’t been officially announced.