Sanjay Dutt will find it tough to complete outstanding work in a month
While there was some respite for Sanjay Dutt’s producers (see our story yesterday), after he was granted an extra four weeks before he has to surrender, a certain section of the trade feels he’ll still find it difficult to complete his outstanding work in such a short period of time.
Sentenced to five years in jail 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.
His pending films include Policegiri, P.K., Unglee and the Zanjeer remake.
Zanjeer producer Saket Sahni, who is left with seven or eight days of work, including dubbing, said to IANS: "It's difficult to complete all the pending films in one month, but we will start planning backwards."
"We would also want him to spend some time with his family, so let's see how it goes," added Sahni.
In Zanjeer, Dutt plays Sher Khan, originally played by Pran in the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 1973 hit action drama.
Policegiri producer Rahul Aggarwal said Dutt was under pressure now.
"He (Dutt) is thankful, but he is still under pressure that how would he finish six months' work in a month," said Aggarwal.
Talking about the status of Policegiri, he admitted it does not need much time, "just a few days as one song and a bit of dubbing is left".
"In fact, Sanjay himself is asking us to do the dubbing at night," he added.
Policegiri, Zanjeer and Unglee are scheduled to release this year while the Raj Kumar Hirani’s P.K. releases early next year.