These Similarities Between Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt Make Ranbir The Best Person To Play Sanjay
Looking like a doppelganger and aping the mannerisms down to the part set aside, there is something about Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanjay Dutt on screen fits like two pieces of puzzle. On the surface of it, both the stars have very distinctly different personalities. Ranbir’s public life has rarely been as flambuoyant as that of Sanjay Dutt. But even with all their differences that sense of Ranbir fitting into the role of Sanju as a glove comes from certain factors that are eerily common between both these stars.
Here are some of the things that Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt has in common that makes Ranbir indeed the perfect person to play Sanjay on screen for his biopic.
Both Are Star Kids Whose Career Trajectory Has Been Different From Their Parents
Both Ranbir and Sanjay are star kids with parents are superstars of their eras. Sanjay’s parents Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt were one of the most popular couples and noted actors of their times and so were Rishi and Neetu Kapoor. Thus, it is understandable that they have had an upbringing which had things in common. But both the actors have chosen entirely different trajectories when it came to their own career.
Both Have Had A Series Of Failed And Controversial Relationships
Apart from their performances in films, both actors have been famous for their link up and controversial affairs. While Sanjay’s tryst with Tina Munim, Rhea Pillai, Richa Sharma and Madhuri Dixit have grabbed national headlines till late 90s, from late 2000s Ranbir grabbed the spot for her link up with actresses such as Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and more recently Alia Bhatt. Safe to conclude that both are certified ladies man.
Both Have Dealt With Substance Addiction
One of the dark phases of both their lives has been their substance abuse. While Sanju Baba’s alcohol and drug addiction has been a constant discourse in media and Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor has also accepted that his enthusiasm for alcohol has got people around him worried. Apart from sharing this commonality of facts, one thing that points out the similarity in their personalities is the fact that they were candid about this supposedly dark aspect of their lives as well.
Their Star Status Is Not Affected By Flops
One of the common aspects of their filmy career is the niche they have created with their impressive body of work. There was a time when Sanjay Dutt gave 12 back to back flops and of late Ranbir’s films have also met with disappointment at the box-office. However, the flop streak could never affect their stardom in any way and two of them are some of the very few stars in Bollywood whose star status or love from the audience is independent of hits and flops.
They Both Owe A Lot To Media
Sanjay Dutt has always been controversy’s favorite child and for the longest time, his life has been some sort of an enigma to Indian media. Media has loved him and made him one of the most talked about stars of all times and his drunken brawls and daring misadventures have led to media literally tearing him down. Even in case of Ranbir, he has been a media darling at one point and he has also been the one to drastically impose a media ban on his personal life after the Ibiza photo leak incident. Their constantly changing love-hate relationship with media is in a way responsible for making them two of the most intriguing personalities which have had an important impact on their careers.