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Subhash Ghai says he's shocked, amazed, amused by Rajkumar Hirani's Sanjay Dutt biopic

The filmmaker saw the first teaser of the keenly awaited biopic when Hirani stopped by the film institute, Whistling Woods International.

Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt on set

Sonal Pandya

The first teaser of director Rajkumar Hirani's long-in-the-making biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt arrives on 24 April. Starring Ranbir Kapoor as Dutt, Manisha Koirala as Nargis and Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt, the film is keenly awaited by audiences. Filmmaker Subhash Ghai is one of the lucky few who has seen the teaser already and he thinks the film is going to be amazing.

The editor-turned-filmmaker, Hirani, stopped by Ghai's film institute, Whistling Woods International for a 5th Veda session with students on 20 April. Hirani showed Ghai the teaser and it prompted Ghai to say that he can't stop praising the teaser of the film, Sanju.

Ghai told IANS news agency that Kapoor was good in the biopic and that he was eager to see the whole film soon.

“I have watched the teaser...and I think it’s going to be an amazing film...because of the way Ranbir Kapoor has acted in it as Sanjay Dutt. It is really good,” he said after the Whistling Woods event. "The way Rajkumar Hirani has narrated and brought the characters on screen, I was shocked, amused and amazed with that. He is a master craftsman, director and he knows his job very well. So I am really eager to see the film as soon as possible."

The same day, Hirani tweeted that he would be revealing both the film's title and teaser on 24 April.

Besides Kapoor, Koirala and Rawal, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Boman Irani, Vicky Kaushal, Jim Sarbh and Karishma Tanna are also a part of the film. The Dutt biopic is due to be released on 29 June 2018.