Sanju starring Ranbir Kapoor is one the highest grosser films of this year so far. The film based on Sanjay Dutt's life received praises from all corners and it bought Ranbir Kapoor back in the game. The fans were happy and so were the makers. But someone who seemed to have a problem with this film was the media. It was being said that the film is to whitewash Sanjay's image by pouring all the blame on the media. But finally, the director has spoken!
At a recent event, Rajkumar Hirani shared his thoughts over the same and said,
There is no media bashing at all. We are great fans of the media. What we are bashing is a certain section which sensationalises things and uses a question mark to make things ‘chatpata’ (spicy). That has been critiqued, and I am amazed there has been no introspection on that side. No one has even said that it happens. Today if the world believes that he had RDX, it’s based on that one news, so we have criticised that. But now when we are told that the whole film is about media bashing, it’s again picking up a headline. When we show a corrupt police officer, it doesn’t mean all policemen are wrong… It’s a section. Whitewashing as a word is being thrown open. If you’ve watched the film, what was Sanju’s crime. Yes, he kept the gun, and we have shown that. We have shown that he served five years in jail and that he is saying it was a mistake… So where is the question of whitewashing? What have I whitewashed? I want to understand that.