Sanjay Dutt's producers heave a sigh of relief

Published Apr 18, 2013 04:38pm

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Sanjay Dutt leaves a special court trying the cases of those accused in the 1993 Mumbai bombings in Mumbai. — Photo by AP/File

Producers of Sanjay Dutt's films are relieved after Supreme Court granted the actor four weeks time to surrender to serve the remaining period of his sentence in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, according to reports in TOI.

Policegiri producer T.P. Aggarwal told media: "Of course, it's a great relief for all of us. Now he has a month's time more to finish his projects. There were some more work pending like patch work and dubbing. I will speak to Sanjay and we will start the work in next two days."

He further added: "I am glad now we don't have to hurry up to finish the work. It will take two to three days for patch work and around two days for the dubbing."

Sentenced for five years for possessing weapons illegally during the 1993 Mumbai riots, Sanjay, 53, wanted six more months to surrender to complete his projects worth Rs.278 crore.

The actor has already spent 18 months in jail and has to undergo the remaining three-and-a-half-year sentence. The Supreme Court had on March 21 granted Sanjay four weeks - ending April 18 - to surrender. Upholding his conviction under the Arms Act, the court had reduced his sentence from six to five years.

Director Raj Kumar Hirani too was left to shoot with Sanjay for eight days for PK, which also stars Aamir Khan.

A source close to the team of PK revealed: "The scheduling is not yet done, we will schedule the dates for the shoot with Sanjay Dutt soon."

Besides Policegiri and PK, Sanajy is also part of Karan Johar's Unglee.

Aggarwal feels that Sanjay will manage to wrap his films, but he will miss promotions of his films.

"Yes his absence in the promotions will affect, but we will come up with some solution. Lets first finish the shooting first," he said.

Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh too agrees that "there is a relief for the producers to finish their projects with Sanjay Dutt".

Unglee, Policegiri and Zanjeer are slated to come out this year, while PK may hit the screens next year.

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Khalid
Apr 18, 2013 10:07pm
India is doing to Sanjay what Pakistan is doing to Pervez Musharraf.
Iqbal Carrim
Apr 19, 2013 11:06am
Judiciary started this case more than 15 years ago.It took all its time to finalise its judgment.Who will take such institution to task ?Justice delayed will always remain justice denied.
asghar
Apr 19, 2013 12:08pm
not sure
Ikbaal
Apr 19, 2013 01:25pm
Sanjay is a great actor and Musharraf the worst dictator