Rajkumar Hirani is an ace film-maker, a best friend every criminal needs and an astute businessman.
When he decided to make 'Sanju', both Sanjay Dutt and Hirani were confident that Dutt's controversial story would mint money.
Hence, Dutt didn't give his story for free. A report has it that he charged Rs. 9 crore and asked for a profit cut.
Now, that's the deal of the century. Everyone wins, except 'gullible' public.
Sanjay Dutt didn't give his story for free
This is what the report said
A source revealed, "Sanjay Dutt's team negotiated hard. They finally settled for an outright Rs. 9-10 crore, plus a portion of the box office profits. Only then were the film's producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and director Rajkumar Hirani allowed access to Sanjay Dutt's life."
'Sanju' has already crossed the lifetime collections of '3 Idiots'
#Sanju turns out to be a blockbuster! Mints ₹202.51 Cr India domestic Theatricals in its first week (June 29-July 5). Phenomenal, as it crosses— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) July 6, 2018
lifetime business of #3Idiots! Congrats #RanbirKapoor @RajkumarHirani @foxstarhindi pic.twitter.com/LquBRzvdlm
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Notably, 'Sanju' is Hirani's widest release till date
It is imperative to note that Rajkumar Hirani went all out with 'Sanju'.
The film released on 4,000 screens across the country, which is the second highest screen-count of 2018 after 'Race 3'.
Overseas, the film was released on 1,300 plus screens.
'Sanju' has been jointly produced by Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films.
Repeat after me
All said, Raju Hirani did a disservice to this nation
Every criminal should have a friend like Raju Hirani who is a master story-teller and can change public perception about you, one film at a time.
He is brilliant at his craft, does it in a subtle way, manages to be funny and emotional all at once. And, voila, perfect redemption for the 'gullible' Sanjay Dutt.
And, in between all this, Dutt also got a chance to make moolah.
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