Ranbir Kapoor is set to star as Sanjay Dutt in the Dutt biopic. Apart from Ranbir, the film’s star cast also includes Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal and Karishma Tanna.

This will be the first time that Anushka Sharma will be making a special appearance in the movie.

A source close to the development revealed, “Unlike her contemporaries, Anushka had never done a special appearance so far. However, she immediately said yes to Raju Hirani when he approached her for the Dutt biopic. Anushka and Raju share a really special bond and Anushka looks up to the director for his amazing body of work. Raju Hirani has a huge regard for Anushka’s acting and he was sure that he wanted no one but her for this extremely important special appearance in his film. Dutt Biopic will, thus, be Anushka’s first special appearance as she wants to support Raju Hirani and was happy to stand by his vision for the biopic.”

“Interestingly, Anushka’s character in the biopic is the only fictional character. Details of her character will be revealed by Raju in the course of the campaign. Her character is extremely crucial in the biopic as everyone will find out when the campaign starts. Anushka went out of her way to adjust her personal commitment schedule as she had to fly to Bhopal and New York for the biopic. Anushka has shot for 2 days in New York and 1 day in Bhopal. She made it happen despite being involved with her own hectic film shooting schedules as she would never say no to Raju Hirani. Raju, obviously, is extremely happy to have Anushka in his film,” the source added.

The Dutt biopic is scheduled to release on June 29, 2018.