Shimmering somewhere in between two grand love stories — Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter's Dhadak, and Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hug — is a piece of news that's no less important. Brace yourself, for Ram Gopal Varma wants to remake Sanju.
Well, not remake technically. Saddened by the blatant whitewashing of Sanjay Dutt's life in Sanju, and the fact that it completely overlooked Dutt's involvement in the 1993 terror attacks, RGV is keen to tell the 'real' story. His version will focus on the TADA case precisely and, well, call an AK56 an AK56. "Yes, I am making the film," RGV was quoted as saying in a leading city-based tabloid.
While the idea is novel, we are particularly concerned because it came from RGV. For some of us have been unlucky enough to have witnessed Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag (2007), which was apparently a remake of Sholay, the 1975 blockbuster that saw Amitabh Bachchan, the erstwhile Jai, as Gabbar.
No, we are not thrilled. We are still recovering from the uncomfortable truth we were subjected to by Rajkumar Hirani in Sanju, and we're not willing to revisit it through uncomfortable camera angles now. If this is Satya, then Darna Zaroori Hai, and we must Rann for cover, because no Sarkar is going to save us from the wrath. *Mic drop*
And Tweeple agree with us. Obviously.
And while we're on the topic of remakes...
But RGV may have some real dope on Sanju baba after all. Screenwriter Apurva Asrani sure believes so.
But then, he could have been blinded by the Aag. We are not.
That's what we said.