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Directed by Rajkumar Hirani
Produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani
Written by Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi
Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal, Manisha Koirala, Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Jim Sarabh
During the press conference of PK, fresh from the Birdman premiere at DIFF in 2014, I asked Rajkumar Hirani why his characters, though flawed were always presented with a heart of gold and never in shades of grey. Vidhu Vinod Chopra answered the question on his behalf saying that, it is the way Hirani looks at life and the reason his characters are all shown to court good over evil. The endearing Sanju explores the darker side of Sanjay Dutt’s life yet keeps him in the Hirani world. It is a hatke Hirani film in that sense.