Sanjay Dutt is a Hindi Film actor, who made his film debut with Rocky. Since that day, he has starred in several successful films notably Khalnayak, Viraasat, Munnabhai series, etc. His life has been surrounded by controversies and stories. Here are nine interesting facts about Sanjay Dutt, that you didn’t know:
1 He got his name after voting in a film magazine
When Sunil Dutt and Nargis had a boy child, they asked the readers of Urdu magazine Shama to vote for a name. The readers chose the name Sunjay, which was changed to Sanjay, during the film Rocky. Notice the difference!
2 He has won gold medal for playing guitar!
Salman Khan has mentioned that Sanju can play tabla and air guitar and he has even won a gold medal for being the best air guitarist in a concert in the US. Now that is a talent, not all of us have!!
3 He has tattooed his parents name
Sanjay Dutt is really fond of tattoos and has got a tattoo of his mother Nargis' name in Urdu and father Sunil's name in Devanagari on his chest. Isn’t that sweet!! <3
4 He is inspired by Al Pacino!!!
Who saw that coming? Not me, surely!
Well looks like Sanjay Dutt was inspired by Al Pacino's character in Surface for his film Vaastav. Well, that surely paid off, since he won his first filmfare award for this film!
5 Dan Daba Mai Lasin
Didn't understand that? Let me explain!
In Nigeria, Sanjay Dutt's fans call him Dan Daba Mai Lasin, which translates to hooligan with a licence in English. Now that’s some swag, right there!
6 He acted as a child actor
Sanjay Dutt acted as a child actor as a qawwali actor in 1972 film ‘Reshma aur Shera’ which was a movie of Sunil Dutt. Aww he must have looked cute!
7 He wanted to play his father's role
Sanjay Dutt wanted to play the character of his father Sunil Dutt, in the movie Sanju. But this role was later given to Paresh Rawal. He felt that as he was the closest to his father, he could portray the role the best! I hope he wasn't disappointed after seeing the movie!
8 He earned Rs 30000 in jail!
He earned more than Rs 30,000 in jail by making paper bags, but most of this was spent in buying food in jail. He returned with Rs 450, which he handed to his wife.
9 Shah Rukh Khan as Munna Bhai?
Yes, you read it right! The iconic character of Munna Bhai in Munnabhai M.B.B.S was first offered to Shah Rukh Khan. He refused the film as he felt that it didn't suit him. It was later offred to Sanjay Dutt, who was supposed to play the character of Jimmy Shergil at the time. Imagine how that film would have turned out!
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