Did you know that Shah Rukh Khan played a MAJOR role in Sanju Baba’s comeback and makeover?



Sanjay Dutt turns 62 today, looking as badass and deadly as ever. And as we are undoubtedly obliged to remember his most famous films on his special day, it is inevitable to revisit Munna Bhai MBBS, the only film that has been fully and exclusively responsible for both Sanjay Dut’s makeover and the main turning point. . in his second innings. Sanju Baba was in the midst of a 10-year golden phase, having delivered sixteen box office hits from 1986 to early 1995, including one blockbuster (Naam, her turning point as a star) and five super hits (Jeete Hain Shaan Se, Ilaaka, Saajan, Sadak, Khalnayak), before it all fell apart due to his legal controversy and his time in jail. Read also – Happy birthday Sanjay Dutt: From Sadak to Khalnayak – Sanju Baba’s golden phase when he gave 16 hits before going to jail

After finally getting bail in his TADA case in the mid-90s, the box office was not so kind to Sanju, and the actor witnessed a series of failures, until things slowly began to change in 1999 with Daag, Haseena Maan Jayegi and Vaastav in the same year, but the great craze in cinemas he had previously witnessed did not exist yet and his dark past still loomed over him. He badly needed a 360 ° turn in his image, and that finally happened in 2003 with Munna Bhai MBBS, giving the star both his much-needed mega-hit and his makeover as a lovable man with a heart of gold. However, did you know that it all happened only because of Shah Rukh Khan? Also Read: Sanjay Dutt’s Khalnayak Co-Star Jackie Shroff Calls It Phoenix And Says: ‘I’m Sure It Will Rise Up And Shine’

Surprised? Let us develop: Basically, it was Shah Rukh Khan who was the first choice for Munna Bhai MBBS and Sanjay Dutt was the furthest from Rajkumar Hirani’s mind at the time. In fact, the Director really wanted SRK for his first film, but as fate would have it, Shah Rukh had major dating issues at the time, as Bollywood’s Baadshah has done since the beginning of his career, considering his perpetual demand. . Also, it is said that he did not really want to work with Vidhu Vinod Chopra for being a tough master of tasks, and since VVC already shared a great equation with Sanjay since their collaboration on Mission Kashmir three years earlier, the producer convinced Hirani to that the cast chose. Sanjay Dutt as Munna Bhai, and as they say, the rest is history. Also read – Throwback Thursday: Today on his birthday, here we see Subhash Ghai as the actor who played the lead alongside Reena Roy.

We’re sure Shah Rukh Khan would have done a great job as Munna Bhai too, but as Boman Irani once said, you can get an even better actor than Sanjay Dutt for the role, but it won’t be. able to play Munna Bhai better than him. The stars really aligned for this one, and Sanju got to play a role that he was born into, one that completely changed his image with the masses.

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