Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt following his release from prison in 2016. Rajkumar Hirani’s new film, Sanju, charts the actor’s rise and fall and is an example of Bollywood’s willingness to tell more varied stories. Photo: EPA

Director of hit film 3 Idiots on Bollywood’s new golden age of riskier storytelling

Rajkumar Hirani sees Indian film industry willing to ditch songs and tell more varied stories – some with darker themes, such as his work about actor Sanjay Dutt’s rise and fall

Topic |   Asian cinema: Bollywood

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Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt following his release from prison in 2016. Rajkumar Hirani’s new film, Sanju, charts the actor’s rise and fall and is an example of Bollywood’s willingness to tell more varied stories. Photo: EPA
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