While Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanju has garnered praise and accolades from all corners, looks like not everyone has turned into a Sanjay Dutt fan after watching the movie. A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) mouthpiece, Panchjanya’, has slammed the Mumbai film industry saying that it majorly focuses on washing away the bad image of the celebrities and gives weight to mafia or underworld.
Questing the intent of the filmmakers, the RSS' weekly newspaper called out to all the filmmakers for their inclination towards putting out the good aspects of the lives of the actors rather than showing what they really are. The RSS' weekly newspaper also called Sunjay Dutt a "criminal" and said that Rajkumar Hirani-directed film Sanju tried to "whitewash the image of the actor".
They claimed that Rajkummar Hirani didn’t portray the ‘bad’qualities of Sanjay Dutt which actually inspired him to direct a movie on the life of the actor. It says, "Albeit the film even left Baahubali behind in earnings in the first week only, there are three questions that need to be answered: First, does Sanjay Dutt have such 'qualities' which can be glamourized, presented on the silver screen as an 'ideal' and millions and billions spent on it? If it is so, then the cinema's 'high moral ground', which claims that films are the guiding light for the society, bites the dust."
"Second, is the film a PR exercise for whitewashing the image of an actor by spending crores? Because the film has either omitted or given a cursory glance at the fact that 'Baba' (a moniker for Sanjay Dutt) has been imprisoned three-four times and has been high on drugs for most of his life."
"Third, why does the Mumbai film industry give so much weight to mafia or underworld?," asked the newspaper, while referring to around a year-old films based on "most wanted terrorist" Dawood Ibrahim, his sister Haseena Parkar, his aide Chhota Rajan, Arun Gawli, and Haji Mastan."
On the other hand, Sanju is making waves on the box office and is rushing towards the 300 crore mark.