With a few days left for actor Sanjay Dutt to surrender in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, trade sources said that though the actor has finished working on some movies, he still has a few projects pending.
The makers of Policegiri, in which he plays the role
of a police officer, confirmed that Sanjay has completed work
on the project.
"The shoot for Policegiri is over. We are releasing
the film on July 5. We would begin with the promotions in some
time. We have made a good film and are hopeful people will
like it," producer T P Agarwal told PTI.
"For us he (Sanjay Dutt) is important. We are not much
thinking about promotions and all. It is shocking that his
plea has not be considered. It is sad news," Agarwal said.
The Supreme Court had on March 21 upheld the
conviction of Sanjay Dutt under the Arms Act (for illegally
possessing arms) in the terror attack and sentenced him to
five years in prison. He has spent 18 months and will have
another three-and-half years in jail.
But he moved an application in apex court asking for
time to surrender as he wanted to complete shooting of seven
of his movies - worth Rs 278 crore, including big-budget
projects such as filmmaker Raju Hirani's Peekay, Karan
Johar's Unglee, Apoorva Lakhia's Zanjeer.
The apex court granted him four weeks' time to
surrender before jail authorities.
The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed Sanjay Dutt's
plea seeking review of its March 21 judgement upholding his
conviction under the Arms Act and sentencing him to five years
in jail in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
Now he will have to surrender later this week.
According to sources close to the actor, Dutt has
managed to finish shooting for Policegiri, Zanjeer and
"We are not sure about Unglee whether it is
completed or not, while a song is left to be shot for Sher,"
His work in Takrar is also remaining. The film is in
pre-production stage and for Agarwal's other film Vasooli,
Dutt had only shot for four days.
"He is disturbed as he had not expected this thing.
His film projects like Unglee, Sher, Takrar and
Vasooli are still pending. We have learnt that his role in
Peekay has been chopped a bit," trade sources said.
In Apoorva Lakhia's remake version of Zanjeer, Dutt
plays the role of Sher Khan, played by veteran actor Pran in
the original version. While, in Peekay, he will play a
Dutt was supposed to make a special appearance in
Vidya Balan-Emraan Hashmi starrer Ghanchakkar, but director
Raj Kumar Gupta decided to drop the scene because he felt they
can't shoot it now, sources said.
The third instalment of Munnabhai series - Munnabhai
Chale Delhi - will be shot only after Sanjay Dutt returns from jail,
a press release had earlier stated.