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MUMBAI:Except the lead actor (Ranbir Kapoor), no other cast member has been finalised for the Sanjay Dutt biopic, by director Rajkumar Hirani. But now, the filmmaker is on the lookout for two girls — one will play Sanju Baba’s deceased first wife, Richa Sharma and the other will play his current wife, Manaayata Dutt.
Says a source, “While the film will essentially revolve around the life of the macho star, his struggle with substance abuse, his rise to the top as an actor, his fall from grace, his incarceration and subsequent release, the film will also focus on his personal life. RK’s fans will expect that, so Hirani is planning to incorporate Baba’s two marriages, the first one with Richa and his current one with Manaayata in the biopic.”
Manaayata started out as an item dancer in Gangaajal and had done a few low-budget films before she tied the knot with Sanjay. She is now in charge of the actor’s production house.
Richa was a pretty actress from New York. She made her debut with Dev Anand’s Hum Naujawan and followed it up with films like Anubhav and Insaf Ki Awaz before she tied the knot with Sanjay Dutt in 1987. After the birth of their daughter Trishala, she was diagnosed with cancer and succumbed to the disease in 1996.
OUR PICKS AS MANAAYATA
Like Manaayata she is an outsider in the industry. She has the chutzpah and the attitude to play a girl determined to get her own way. So far she has only paired up with the newbies.
Before she became Sanjay’s wife, Manaayata was known for her item number and Jackie has already proved to be a brilliant dancer.