Ranbir Kapoor has told many times that he is a big fan of Sanjay Dutt, which is why when Rajkumar Hirani offered Ranbir Kapoor to work in Sanjay Dutt's biopic, Ranbir readily agreed. Ranbir Kapoor has played the character of Sanjay Dutt on-screen and now for the first time, he will be seen on screen with Sanjay Dutt in the film 'Shamshera'.
Ranbir Kapoor recently while talking about Sanjay Dutt during the trailer launch of Shamshera said that 'Sanjay Dutt was a family friend, so he has a different association and if I talk about myself, then he is the hero of my life. I grew up watching his movies. There were huge posters of Sanjay Dutt in my room during school days. I have always considered him my idol. When I got a chance to live his life on screen, it was a big deal for me and now working with him is no less than a dream for me.
Ranbir further says 'It is not that Sanjay Dutt only loves me, but he also scolds me a lot. Sanjay Dutt treats me like his son and a younger brother. If I do something good, I will praise it and if I do something wrong, I scold them. Like now, even if I do not do good films, I get scolded a lot by them. Sharing an old anecdote, Ranbir says, "During the films Rockstar and Barfi, I used to work out in his gym along with him, then once Sanjay Dutt scolded me and asked that you work out in the gym for two years. But where is your body? What do you do'.
Ranbir laughed and continued his point saying, 'Not only this, then one day he asked me what film you are doing after 'Barfi', what will Peda, Laddu do in such films, because they used to think I should entertain people with such films on a large scale so that people remember me and my character. I think now this film 'Shamshera' is exactly the same.
Let us tell you that in the film 'Shamshera', where Ranbir Kapoor will be seen in a double role for the first time, Sanjay Dutt will once again be seen in a negative role after the film 'Agneepath' and 'KGF2'. Along with Sanjay Dutt and Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor will also be seen in an important role in the film.