Sanju is a blockbuster, but did it get its facts right?
Syed Firdaus Ashraf reveals seven facts Director Rajkumar Hirani overlooked in Sanju.

'Nau sau choohe khaa kar billi Haj ko chali.'

As a child, I never understood the meaning of this earthy Indian proverb. But after watching Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju, I finally understand what it means.

The film puts the media in the dock as if it is responsible for everything that went wrong in Sanjay Dutt's life.

Here are seven facts I believe Hirani ignored in Sanju.



Sanju Says: There is no friend like Sanjay Dutt and he proves that by showing what a loyal friend he is to Vicky Kaushal's Kamlesh Kanhaiyal Kapsi.

The Truth: Sanjay Dutt put several friends in trouble.

He gave theatre owner Ajay Marwah a 9 mm pistol during the 1993 Mumbai riots.

Marwah had to make rounds of the TADA (Terrorist And Disruptive Activities (Prevention)) court for 13 years before being acquitted (external link).

Another friend, Yusuf Nalwala, was sentenced to five years in prison for going to Dutt's home, taking the AK-56 and disposing it on the actor's instructions.