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‘Sunil Dutt was a simple, common man,’ says Paresh Rawal

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Published : Jun 7, 2018, 2:05 am IST
Updated : Jun 7, 2018, 2:05 am IST

While portraying Sunil Dutt, Paresh hopes that he presents Sunil Dutt’s struggles realistically.

Paresh Rawal
 Paresh Rawal

Actor Paresh Rawal, who is known for portraying memorable characters in his films, is excited about playing the role of Sanjay Dutt’s father, Sunil Dutt, in the Raju Hirani-directed biopic, Sanju. Talking about his admiration for the late actor, he says, “Achcha admi kya hota hai woh Sunil Dutt sahab hai (Sunil Dutt is what a good man is),” adding that he didn’t have to take on any distinctive mannerisms or style as Sunil Dutt was a ‘simple, common man who wanted to keep others happy’.

While portraying Sunil Dutt, Paresh hopes that he presents Sunil Dutt’s struggles realistically. “The most important part to represent is when he was going through adversity on account of Nargis ji’s health. That and when his son got entangled in legal troubles. In spite of all this, he tried to help those residing in his area. He was one man who undeniably wanted to keep everyone happy, he was a real ‘Iron Man’, says Paresh. However, Paresh knows that he has to be careful while portraying Sunil Dutt. “In today’s Internet-driven world, it is essential for me to portray his character carefully so that no unnecessary controversies crop up,” says the actor.

Reacting to the criticism the biopic is receiving on social media, Paresh says, “It takes a lot of courage to allow a biopic to be made on your life. Sanjay Dutt too wanted his real life to be put forth so that other youngsters don’t make the same mistakes.” The actor is all praises for his co-star Ranbir Kapoor and is particularly impressed by the way the young actor has emulated Sanjay Dutt’s voice. He also believes that Ranbir is ‘the finest actor our industry has’. “Ranbir has mastered drama and emotions to the T. He has done his best to depict Sanjay Dutt and the film will be a hit for him,” concludes the actor.

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