Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who was present at the trailer launch of actor Sanjay Dutt’s Bhoomi, has stated that he approached Sanjay for a guest appearance in his last release Jagga Jasoos but he couldn’t do it as he was busy with the work of his upcoming film. The role was then played by actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Ranbir will be seen playing the protagonist in Sanjay Dutt biopic directed by Rajkumar Hirani.
"I think every role written in the film industry goes to him first. It passes through him and then it filters down.
"It was my first production. It was a special appearance and we wanted to carry it in the second part. Anurag Basu (director) and I thought there was nobody better than Sanju sir to play the part," Ranbir told reporters.
The actor said they couldn't go forward with the idea due to some issues related to Dutt's comeback film, Bhoomi.
"The first time he (Dutt) heard it, he gladly agreed to do it. But there were some issues with the release of his first film. So, I thought may be the next time," Ranbir added. Dutt said he hasn't watched Jagga Jasoos yet but completely loved the trailer.
They were speaking at the trailer launch of Omung Kumar- directed Bhoomi here.
The 58-year-old actor said he found the story of the film perfect for a comeback.
"It is an emotional story, so I thought if I am coming back after three years, this is the best film. It is about afather-daughter relationship.
"The shooting process was a lot of fun. I was a little nervous initially but after delivering the first dialogue, I felt relaxed," he said.
Bhoomi is all set to hit the screens on September 22.
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(With PTI Inputs)