Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju has been hitting the right notes with the audience, owing to its trailer and songs. Ranbir has received glowing praises for his portrayal of Sanjay Dutt in the biopic, judging by the trailer. The makers firmly believe that no one could have done more justice to the role than Ranbir.

However, Salman had a different opinion on the matter. The Race 3 actor wondered why Dutt wasn’t playing himself in the last 7-8 years of his life in the film. He felt that Dutt would have done a better job, as no one could do it better than him.

Asked to comment on this, Ranbir said in a recent media interaction, “It has never happened that a person played himself in his own biopic. This destroys the effect of a character. I knew that I will be compared to Sanjay Dutt and that is why I have tried my best to do justice to his role.

“Whether people see me in 40-year old Sanjay Dutt’s avatar or 20-year old, they should feel that they are watching an artist who is playing Sanjay Dutt. It is correct that I cannot become a second Sanjay Dutt,” he added.

Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, Sanju will hit the screens on June 29. The film also stars Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Manisha Koirala and Paresh Rawal.