Sanjay Dutt biopic: Dia Mirza not playing Maanayata in the film?

May 16, 2017 2:11 pm Published by :
Dia Mirza

Ever since the upcoming biopic based on veteran actor Sanjay Dutt’s life featuring Ranbir Kapoor has been announced, it is in headlines for one or other reasons. Now the buzz is that the makers have found a lookalike of Maanayata. Does that mean actress Dia Mirza who was roped in to play Maanayata would be replaced?

Film’s co-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra had confirmed earlier that “Dia Mirza is doing the role of Maanayata.” But then why this lookalike of Maanayata has been roped in?

Reportedly, no actresses from the industry have given a nod to play her role. A source was quoted in DNA as saying, “It’s the casting director Mukesh Chhabra, who found her. She is an unknown actress, but she looks exactly like Maana, so Hirani decided to go ahead with her.”

The other actresses who are part of the film are Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karishma Tanna and Manisha Koirala. The male actors include Paresh Rawal, Jim Sarbh and Vicky Kaushal apart from Ranbir who is essaying the role of Dutt.