Sanjay Dutt Biopic: Manisha Koirala Bears Striking Resemblance To Nargis

Sanjay Dutt’s untitled biopic is one of the most anticipated Bollywood films of the year. Although apart from the cast, nothing has been revealed about the film; the leaked pictures from the sets have occasionally been surfacing online.

Quite a number of pictures of Ranbir Kapoor, who essays the role of Sanjay Dutt, have been leaked online so far.



And now, the picture of Manisha Koirala, who takes up the role of Dutt’s late mother Nargis, from the film’s sets has appeared online. And well, she looks quite a lot like the legendary actress.


The 47-year-old actress had made her Bollywood comeback with ‘Dear Maya’ last year. The ‘Dil Se’ star, who splits her time between Mumbai and Kathmandu, had admitted to be a little hesitant when she was offered the role.

“Mukesh Chhabra (casting director) who is like a little brother to me, messaged me while I was in Nepal. Soon I learnt that Raju Hirani wanted me to play Nargis ji’s part in the biopic. I was little reluctant and wondered – Ranbir Kapoor’s mom? There is just about 10 years age gap between us, and Aishwarya’s just played the romantic lead with him. How can I play the mother? But Hirani made me understand that it’s Nargis Dutt’s role and not Ranbir Kapoor’s mom’s role. I had to look from that angle”, she had said in an interview last year.

“At this age, I want to enjoy each and every aspect of film-making. Today, it is not a necessity for me to work, it is a choice, it’s luxury. I want to give my 100 percent. So I decided let me go out of my comfort zone to do what is required.”

Directed by Rajkumari Hirani, the film stars Dia Mirza as Sanjay Dutt’s wife Manyata, Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharmama and Vicky Kaushal. The film is scheduled to hit the theaters on June 29 this year.



Neeraj Pun (NEO)

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