Sanjay Dutt biopic: Manisha Koirala to play Nargis

Nargis began working in films at the age of six and was one of the leading heroines of the 1940s and '50s.

Sanjay Dutt biopic: Manisha Koirala to play Nargis

As the pre-production work on director Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on Sanjay Dutt is going on in full swing, the makers have made a final decision on the name of the actor who will play Sanjay Dutt’s mother, Nargis, in the story. Manisha Koirala is the one who plays the role of Nargis and Ranbir Kapoor, who has put on 14 kg to play Dutt, will play Sanjay Dutt in the film.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Rajkumar Hirani said, “We were thinking of many actresses. And while Manisha is really pretty and a fantastic actress, my primary reason for taking her is that she’s a cancer survivor and, having been through the journey herself, can identify with Nargisji’s fight with cancer. When we met, she told me a little about that journey.”


Nargis, born Fatima Rashid, was the daughter of the noted thumri exponent Jaddanbai. She began working in films at the age of six and was one of the leading heroines of the 1940s and '50s.