As the biopic on Sanjay Dutt is raking in moolah at the box office, Union Minister and former Mumbai Police commissioner Satyapal Singh had said the Bollywood actor should not be glorified. “Sanju“, starring Ranbir Kapoor, was released on June 29. The film got a huge opening, but also drew criticism for “glorifying” Dutt and indulging in media bashing. In the last 25 years, through bits and pieces of media reports, we have all curated an image of Sanjay Dutt in our heads. There have been speculations about the extent to which he was actually involved in 1993 blast, which killed 257 people and injured over 700.
But Raju Hirani has completely washed that image from our minds. Not only that, but Sanju is seen as God now by people. He is worshipped by millions of people who take their cinema very seriously. Sanjay Dutt’s house has become a place of worship. daily there is a queue of 100s outside his house to get his darshan. With coconut in their hands and other spiritual stuff, people visit his house to get their dreams fulfilled. Many have started naming their kid as ‘Sanju’ after being inspired by the movie. Salim Khan, in fact, told his sons Arbazz and Sohail to start taking drugs instead of doing nothing and just sitting at home.
Sanil Jain, who sees a business opportunity in almost everything has started providing spiritual tour packages which include a visit to Sanjay Dutt’s house. The package is bit costly because visiting Siddhivinayak temple is easier than visiting Sanjay Dutt’s house with all the security around. But People are showing interest and advance booking are on full swing right now.