2018 has already been one of the greatest years for Bollywood movies. The nation has been taken by a stir with the all-new Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju which is starring Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt, the man upon whom the biopic has been based on. The story has been an emotional rollercoaster for the audiences and has already touched the hearts of millions of people across the world, thus becoming the highest grossing Bollywood movie of this year so far.
Ranbir Kapoor has been seen to don an uncanny look of Sanjay Dutt which he clubbed with an incredible on-screen performance. He has been able to enact Dutt and showcase the various mental stages which Dutt had gone through during the various stages of his life. Ranbir has been able to pull off the look and the style of the character with such perfection, that it becomes very easy to forget Ranbir and discover Sanju himself while watching the incredible biopic.
Let’s take a closer look at how Ranbir Kapoor went ahead to achieve the perfect resemblance of Sanjay Dutt for the iconic biopic, Sanju:
To achieve this transformation, some of the best make-up artists available in the industry were brought together for creating the desired look of Ranbir Kapoor for Sanju. From the hair of the actor to the very minute details of the facial muscles and skin, everything was taken care of with the greatest care and detail.
Ranbir Kapoor had to undergo a series of facial measurements and try on a large number of prosthetic pieces for his face to match the look of Sanjay Dutt, each specifically built for a particular era of Dutt’s life. According to the age, the muscles were made to droop more or less. It was nothing less of a tumultuous task to go through for the actor as well as the rest of the production team. But nothing was in vain. The look which was achieved impressed everyone massively including the audiences as well as Sanjay Dutt himself!
Sanjay Dutt has been single-handedly credited for bringing the culture of body-building into the world of Bollywood. Therefore, it was a vital component for the film to get right when projected on Ranbir Kapoor, who initially donned a much leaner physique than Dutt’s.
Ranbir had to go through an intensive amount of workout and dieting to achieve the bulky and muscular body which Sanjay Dutt is extremely well known for. His routine included the consumption of protein shakes at as early as 3 a.m. in the morning. On a daily basis, Ranbir had to consume around eight individual meals, charted out to supplement his intensive workout regime. After all the effort and hard work, the Dutt look was achieved by Ranbir Kapoor along with the entire team to showcase an eerily close resemblance to Baba himself.
Watch how Ranbir Kapoor’s transformation to Sanjay Dutt unfolded here:
The making of Sanju has been one of the most grueling experiences for Ranbir Kapoor, but all to achieve a level which was unseen in Indian cinema, until now. Watching Sanju on the big screen is simply an experience like none other.
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