Sanjay Dutt’s Biopic Sanju has turned out to be a big hit in 2018. It has broken many records and become the fastest entrant in the 200 crores club. The movie shows a very emotional relationship between Sanjay Dutt and his dad Sunil Dutt. Ranbir Kapoor playing on-screen Sanjay and his dad Sunil Dutt was played by Paresh Rawal. Not many are aware that the movie had prior blessings of Sunil Dutt.
And while we were already dumbstruck at the chain of events, the same letter has now been released by the makers of Sanju, proving the claim. In the typed letter, Sunil Dutt wrote, “Dear Paresh Ji! As your birthday falls on 30th May, let me wish you all the happiness, prosperity and good luck in life, May God shower his choicest blessings on you and your family.”
Here’s the letter Sunil Dutt Sent to Paresh Rawal
Here is what Paresh Rawal had to say about the letter
In a recent interview with indianexpress.com, Paresh Rawal revealed the entire story behind the letter. He said, “On May 25, 2005, I was shooting for a movie and I called up home to say that I will be late today. And during the shooting, we got to know that Dutt Sahab (Sunil Dutt) has passed away, so I called up my wife and said I will come a bit late because Dutt Sahab has passed away and I am going to his house. She then told me that there is a letter for you from him (Sunil Dutt). I asked her what the letter was and she said it is for wishing you a happy birthday. I told her that my birthday is on May 30, which is five days away but she said the letter is for you and she even read it to me. I was so surprised. Why would Dutt Sahab send me a birthday letter five days before my birthday? And we have never exchanged any holiday greetings in the past – be it Diwali or Christmas – so why would he write to me? On January 3, 2017, I asked my wife to take out a couple of my documents as I was going to meet Rajkumar Hirani. I told her I will pick up those documents when I come back. When I was sitting with Rajkumar Hirani, my wife called me and said that along with the documents, that letter from Sunil Dutt Sahab was also there. She asked me what I wanted to do about it? And I was stunned as I was narrated the part of Sunil Dutt for the movie. See, usually you don’t keep birthday cards for 12 years, you discard them. You forget about them, but that letter was there with all my important documents and it was again found on the same day Rajkumar Hirani narrated the Sanju role to me. It is like a divine intervention. I showed that letter to Rajkumar Hirani later.”