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Ranbir Kapoor says Sanjay Dutt shouted at him for doing Barfi

by Joe Bourn

Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt are busy promoting their upcoming film Shamshera. Recently, during the film’s promotions, Ranbir spoke about his bond with Sanjay. Ranbir said that when he was doing his film Barfi in 2012, Sanjay called out to him and asked if he is going to do “peda, laddu” next. Read also: Sanjay Dutt says he was worried about Ranbir Kapoor hitting on Shamshera

At a Shamshera event, Ranbir said that Sanjay would call him and yell at him for doing “bad films”. He said, “When I was working on Barfi and Rockstar, I used to work out at his (Sanjay’s) gym. He used to say, ‘Tu do saal se yahan gym kar raha hai.’ Par teri body kahan hai (You have been working out for the last two years but your body doesn’t show it?’) He would also ask me, ‘Tu abhi Barfi kar raha hai (You are currently doing Barfi). What is your next film then? Peda? Laddu?’

Ranbir said about Sanjay Dutt, “He’s always had my back, he’s very happy and proud of everything I’ve done. But it always inspired me to make films of a different nature, but also films that speak to a larger audience. I am so happy to have a father figure like Sanju Sir, who has my back and constantly motivates me, inspires me.”

Ranbir played the role of Sanjay Dutt in his biopic Sanju. The film was directed by Rajkumar Hirani and marked Ranbir’s last appearance on screen. It became Bollywood’s highest grossing film of 2018. Ranbir’s latest film Shamshera is set in the 1800s in the fictional town of Kaza in India, where a tribe of warriors are imprisoned, enslaved and tortured by a ruthless tyrannical general Shudh Singh (played by Sanjay Dutt).

The film tells the story of Shamshera (played by Ranbir Kapoor), who became a slave, a slave who became a leader and then a legend for his tribe. He fights for the freedom and dignity of his race. The film also stars Vaani Kapoor and is set to release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on July 22. Ranbir also has Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra in the works in which he will star opposite his wife Alia Bhatt for the first time. The film is slated to release on September 9, 2022.

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