Not a biopic Rajkumar Hirani told in an interview that the film which is being sold as a biopic actually defines the father-son relationship. he added; “People know the stories. Sanju’s life has been written about so much. What I found the most fascinating was the father-son story happening in that household. This is something people don’t know. We’ve not glorified him. We’ve gone out and said everything as is, and then it’s up to you to judge him,” Hirani told Mint in an interview. Paresh Rawal plays the role of Sunil Dutt in the film. What Sanju focuses on Sanju will highlight Sanjay Dutt’s “drugs phase and the gun episode of his life. Other stories are there in the backdrop and we have dealt with them carefully, in order to not hurt anyone,” the director said in an Outlook interview. There’s a film within a film Munna Bhai series is an integral part of Sanju because the film was a turning point in Sanjay Dutt’s career. Recalling shooting Munna Bhai scenes with Ranbir, Hirani says, “It was strange, working with a different set of actors on the same location. I was feeling like a narcissist, saying, ‘Look what I made. But ultimately Munna Bhai is integral to this film, because this is a father-son story and that is the only film they have done together. And I was there when we had cast Dutt Saab, I know the reasons he did that film. He hadn’t acted for 16 years, and it was important to show this in the film.”The Sanjay Dutt-Sunil Dutt relationship Paresh Rawal, who plays Sunil Dutt in the film, talked about the father-son relationship to Firstpost, “In the film, that was the relationship we have shown, where Dutt Saab loved his son to death but never had a friendly equation with Sanjay. He (Sanjay) was close to his mother, and though he loved and respected his father, he never opened up (to him) until a certain point. There was a complexity in the relationship but there was a bonding... I won’t unveil more as one should watch the film for that,” he added. This story was originally published in Hindustan Times.