Speculations were made that a lookalike of Maanyata Dutt will be cast opposite Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanjay Dutt in the upcoming biopic. But then director Rajkumar Hirani confirms that Dia Mirza will be portraying the role and that she has already shot for the film.
When Dia was earlier asked about the biopic by a leading daily, she said, “I am working on Sanjay Dutt’s biopic right now, and I am really excited about it. It’s a wonderful film to be part of, and to be directed by my favourite filmmaker.”
She also praised her co-star Ranbir saying, “Ranbir is amazing and there are no two ways about it. There has been learning curve working with him. He is supremely talented and down to earth person and it was sheer joy and privilege watching him work.”
Adding to which she said, “Also Ranbir Kapoor has one of the finest temperaments I have ever worked with and I am sure after releasing the film, his popularity, and respect as an actor will increase ten folds.”
She then went on to share her experience with the team and said, “The shoot of the film is going really well. I just completed my last day of shoot a few days ago. It’s an absolute honour to work with such a wonderful set of people.”