Actress Manisha Koirala will soon be seen playing the role of Sanjay Dutt’s late mother Nargis Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani’s highly-awaited biopic Sanju. Manisha and Sanjay have known each other for decades and have worked together in films like Baaghi, Kartoos, Mehbooba and Khauff. Manisha, who had been busy with film’s promotions, recently talked about knowing Sanjay Dutt even better while working on Sanju and the bond she shares with him. In an interview with Pinkvilla, the actress said, “He was always a boss. As a child when I was in school, I was his fan. He was the only actor ever that I was a fan of. As a child growing up, I had a major crush on him. Then, I got to work with him. He, in fact, teased me during one of my shoots saying, ‘Why don’t you have a crush on me now?’ So I said, ‘Now, you are my colleague. There’s no messing around there.’ We just laughed it off.” Also Read - Sanjay Dutt to Wrap up Sadak 2 Dubbing Before Leaving For Lung Cancer Treatment
She added, “I’ve always have had a fondness and warm feelings for him. I have known him over the years – we have done five or six movies, and he has been the person who is totally all heart. He trusts people and sometimes he can trust wrong people and that would lead him into trouble. He’s all heart and kind. Now that I see him, he has gone through so much in his life.” Also Read - Sanjay Dutt's Cousin Zaheeba Speaks on His Health Condition, Says 'He Has to Complete His Duties Towards His Kids'
Adding to this, Manisha said, “He’s gone through so much of unimaginable pain and struggle. I see that it has been made him a far stronger person. He was always loving, there’s no change for that. He’s kind, which was always there – that’s not changed. He has become a much superior actor also. There is a kind of inner strength which I see in him now.” Manisha Koirala and Sanjay Dutt will also be seen in the upcoming political drama, Prasthaanam, a remake of a 2010 Telugu film. Also Read - How Sanjay Dutt Came to Know About His Lung Cancer? Read The Full Story Here