Sanjay Dutt gets only 4 weeks relief, filmmakers despair

Sanjay Dutt
New Delhi, April 17: Although the Supreme Court has given Bollywood actor Sajay Dutt 4 more weeks to surrender, filmmakers are despairing as to how to get Dutt to complete the pending projects. While Dutt had requested for 6 months more to surrender so that he could complete 7 projects, he has only been given 4 weeks on 'humanitarian grounds'.

However, with crores of rupees riding on him, the big question is how many and whose films he will be able to complete. Dutt was to surrender on April 18.

"We would require him for three-four days for the patch-up work of the film, two-three days for dubbing," producer T P Agarwal.

"It is good that he got extension... But I think he should have got two-three months time for all his pending projects," he said.

In Apoorva Lakhia's remake version of Zanjeer, Dutt plays the role of Sher Khan, immortalised by veteran actor Pran in the original film.

"We would require seven days from him for the film. In a way the decision of the Supreme Court is a relief to all of us," Lakhia said.

For Karan Johar's Ungli, Dutt will have to give 12 days of time.

"We would approximately require him for 10 to 12 days as we have a few scenes to shoot, a song and dubbing," a senior official from Dharma Productions said.

Director Raj Kumar Hirani said that he would require eight days from Dutt to complete shoot on Peekay.

For Agarwal's Vasooli he has shot very little. "He had shot for four days for the film sometime back. We don't want to talk much about this project," Agarwal said.

The fate of Dutt's other films like Takrar, Sher remains uclear now. However, the makers have announced that the third installment of Munnabhai Chale Delhi will be shot only after Dutt returns from jail.

Director Apoorva Lakhia and producer Rahul Agarwal today met Dutt at his residence in suburban Bandra.

OneIndia News (With inputs from PTI)

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