‘Sanju’, the most awaited movie of this year had a grand opening at the box-opening and has turned out to be a blockbuster hit. The movie has become the most talked movie as it revolves around the controversial life that Sanjay Dutt led.
From his drug addiction phase, to him having several girlfriends, to his connection with the underworld and then bomb-blasts that shook the world, Raj Kumar Hirani has showed everything in the movie very brilliantly.
Audiences are left overwhelmed after watching the movie, completely mesmerized by the performance of Ranbir Kapoor in the movie. While the internet has got divided into two parts, one which just can’t stop gushing about Sanjay Dutt and the life he led, the other part which is against a biopic to be made on a person who was involved in such criminal acts.
However, there’s this one person who is not at all interested in the movie. He has infact, took to his social media to trash the movie.
Well, we are talking about the reporter, Baljeet Parmar, who broke the story of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt possessing AK-56 on 14thApril, 1993. The journalist was working for a tabloid and just after five days of it, and just after five days of his reports, Sanjay Dutt was arrested when he came back to India from Mauritius where he was shooting for a film.
Here, have a look at his facebook post :
During the last two days I have received hundreds of messages and requests to react on the film SANJU. First of all let…
Read his complete facebook post :
“During the last two days I have received hundreds of messages and requests to react on the film SANJU. First of all let me confess that I am not a film buff. The last time I went to watch a movie was in 1997.
But that doesn’t mean that I am alien to the medium. My first brush with Bollywood was in 1976 when I landed in Mumbai from Chandigarh. My friend Labh Singh was working for Himalaya Films and I stayed with him at Shri Chetan Anand’s shack at Juhu where I had the privilege of, meeting Dev Saab, Goldie ji, Raj Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Pran Saab, Shekhar Kapoor among many others.
During the period Chetan Saab started ‘hathon ki Lakrrein ‘and his son Kunki Baba completed his film with Shekhar and Shsbana. I was a part of the production team. It was here at Himalaya Films that I got my big career break courtesy Kunki Baba and vital help from his general manager Poras Dartuwalla who introduced me to Sam Cambata and Kali Mody who had the security contract for hotels Holiday Inn, Juhu, Ambassador at Churchgate and Wellington Club. I was made the Chief Security Officer and operated from Juhu.
In those days Holiday Inn was nerve centre of Bollywood activities. Every other day there was a Mahurat or a filmi party.
My job and position put me in direct contact with many known personalities. Dharam Bhaji gave us contract to guard his bungalow which made made me to visit him often. The extended Deol family –Bauji, Ajit Bhaaji, Virender,, Jagdarshan, Ranjit Virk became my family too and still remains the same.
I still cherish the moments like having a drink with Rajesh Khanna, Pran Saab, Rajinder Singh Bedi,Raj Kumar, Achha Anand or enjoying card sessions at Narinder Bedi’s Khar Bungalow.
The point I want to make is that I have seen film industry from very close quarters.But at the same time I never felt at home in the filmdom. I still have many friends and well wishers like Raj Babbar, Milan Luthria, Madhur Bhandarkar, Satish Kaushik to name a few but I never discuss films with them. We just exchange pleasantries or chat about the underworld.
Having said that I very strongly feel that it is a waste of time to discuss merits or dismerits of films like SANJU or it’s protagonist Sanjay Dutt. Hirani and his ilk are out there to make a quick buck. That is their business and they have every right to do it. They are there to compose fiction and not portraying facts. Fiction is soft. Facts are hard. One is very easy to manufacture the other is difficult to gather.
The so-called biopics are tailored to suit the man or the woman they are based on. They are not to inspire the audiences but are there to create a smokescreen to blur their minds.
The use or misuse of drugs, sleeping with women, branding media as an addictive potion, finding faults with system or society, willingly and knowingly Indulge in criminal activity, showing no remorse for your past actions, playing the sympathy card and crying victim, if that is what SANJU is about, I do not regret my decision of staying away from cinema halls.”
For those who are not aware, we should tell you that Balijeet Parmar, disclosed how he got to know about Sanjay possessing illegal weapons in the year 2007. Here, read how he got to know about Sanjay Dutt.
It so happened that he visited Mahim police station on April 12, 1993, where an IPS officer tipped him by saying, “Aapke MP ke bete ka naam aa raha hai (Your MP’s son’s name is coming in the investigation)”.