Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju is in the race to win the Best Film award at the 2019 edition of the Asian Film Awards. “Burning”, a drama by But Lee Chang-dong’s, has got the maximum of nominations for the 2019 edition. The Korean adaptation of a Japanese short story was nominated in eight categories, including Best Film, reports variety.com. Other Best Film nominees were Pema Tseden’s Jinpa, Wen Muye’s Dying to Survive, Sanju and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters.
From Sanjay Dutt’s drug addiction, personal affairs, a jail term for possession of arms in connection with the 1993 serial blasts, to his bonds with his parents and friends — Hirani’s Sanju delved into different aspects of the actor’s life but many felt that the film also left out a lot. Indian actor Ranbir Kapoor, who brought the life of Sanjay Dutt alive on the big screen, scored a nomination in the Best Actor category. Vicky Kaushal is competing with Zhang Yu (“Dying to Survive”), Kwon Hae-hyo (“Hotel by the River”), Shinya Tsukamoto (“Killing”) and River Huang (“Tracey”) for the Best Supporting Actor trophy. Sanju is also nominated in Best Screenplay and Best Original Music category. (IANS)
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