12/01/2016 10:22 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Hirani Hasn't Finalised An Actress To Star Opposite Ranbir Kapoor In Sanjay Dutt Biopic

Rajkumar Hirani makes his acceptance speech after receiving the Best Director award at the 9th annual Bollywood Movie Awards in Uniondale, N.Y., Saturday, May 26, 2007. The awards honor the most talented artists, technicians and film-makers of contemporary Indian Cinema. ( AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)

MUMBAI -- Director Rajkumar Hirani says no actress has been finalized for the upcoming biopic of Sanjay Dutt which he is producing.

The film will star Ranbir Kapoor in the titular role.

Gossip mills are abuzz that Deepika Padukone will be a part of the film too.

"We have not finalized anyone. Only the script is complete apart from Ranbir on board. Only this much is finalized. Once Saala Khadoos releases on January 29, then I will work on it," Hirani told reporters here at an event.

Dutt, sentenced to five-year imprisonment after he was convicted for possessing an illegal weapon, part of the cache meant to be used during the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, is set to be released next month.

Besides the Dutt biopic, Hirani is also working on the third installment of his superhit Munnabhai series.

When asked about the status of Dutt biopic and Munnabhai series, Hirani says, "Not in touch with him (Sanjay Dutt) for long time as I was busy with Saala Khadoos and its promotions. I have heard he will come out at the end of next month. Once he is out then we will take it ahead.

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