What have we whitewashed?, asks Rajkumar Hirani to Sanju critics


Sanju stars Ranbir KapoorSanju stars Ranbir Kapoor Rajkumar Hirani helmed Sanjay Dutt biopic Sanju.

Whitewashing, media bashing and glorification. The makers of Sanju have been fielding allegations ever given a film on a scattered life of actor Sanjay Dutt strike a screens. Now, they have questions of their own.

“If we start on that, we can speak on it for a full day,” Rajkumar Hirani told IANS when asked to criticism on talks about media bashing in Sanju, that is personification during a ninth book of a International Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM).

Abhijat Joshi, who has co-written a biopic with Hirani, was discerning to add, “There is no media bashing during all. We are good fans of a media.

“What we are bashing is a certain territory that sensationalises things and uses a doubt symbol to make things ‘chatpata’ (spicy). That has been critiqued, and we am vacant there has been no introspection on that side. No one has even pronounced that it happens,” Joshi said.

The anxiety is in context to a stage featuring a journal slicing patrician “RDX in a lorry parked in Dutt house?” This doubt symbol broadcasting is their problem.

“Today if a universe believes that he had RDX, it’s formed on that one news, so we have criticised that. But now when we are told that a whole film is about media bashing, it’s again picking adult a headline,” Hirani said.

“When we uncover a hurtful military officer, it doesn’t meant all policemen are wrong… It’s a section,” he added.

From Sanjay’s drug addiction, personal affairs, a jail tenure for possession of arms in tie with a 1993 sequence blasts, to his holds with his relatives and friends — Sanju has delved into opposite aspects of a actor’s life though has also left out a lot.

Hirani, who has hits like Munna Bhai series, 3 Idiots and PK to his credit, also wonders since is there speak that he has “whitewashed” Sanjay by Sanju.

“Whitewashing as a word is being thrown open. If you’ve watched a film, what was Sanju’s crime,” he counter-questioned.

Sanjay had a gun.

“Yes, he kept a gun, and we have shown that. We have shown that he served 5 years in jail and that he is observant it was a mistake… So where is a doubt of whitewashing? What have we whitewashed? we wish to know that,” Hirani asked.

Joshi added: “The crime has been shown graphically. He is destroying a gun, we have shown that, a bullets are thrown away, we are display that. So whatever is a crime is, is clearly shown.”

Hirani went on: “People are regulating this word whitewash. we wish to know what have we whitewashed? we have shown that he had 308 girlfriends, that he was so dependant to drugs, he slept with his friend’s girlfriend. Is this whitewashing?

“If we had to varnish anyone, we would have done him Mahatma Gandhi… What have we whitewashed? Tell us his crime?” he asks.

RSS spokesman Panchjanya had questioned either Sanjay, son of late actors Sunil and Nargis Dutt, had qualities that his life story should be glamourised or saved on a large shade or be portrayed as if he is an idol.

“Again, where have we saved is what we wish to ask? Is this deification that he slept with his friend’s girlfriend, kept a gun, did drugs, done a lady wear a commode on her neck?

“We have shown all this… Still, people are observant we have saved his life. Who knew this that instead of putting a mangalsutra, he put a commode on a girl,” Hirani asked.

Joshi pronounced a “worst” claim is that they done a film for money.

“It is absurd since if income was a criteria, we would have done 5 Munnabhais back-to-back… They would have been bigger hits, or ‘3 Idiots’ tools 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.”

Hirani pronounced when he was creation a movie, he was told by people that Sanju will symbol his “first flop” as Sanjay was a disastrous character.

“Now when a film has been made, all is topsy-turvy that this has been done for money,” pronounced Rajkumar Hirani.

Joshi questioned,”Do we consider Rajkumar Hirani, during this time in his career, would spend 3 years of his life only to varnish somebody?”

What upsets them is “people (who indispensable to introspect) have not introspected” during all.

“But a audiences have, luckily. Hats off to a Indian audience,” Joshi said.

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