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Sanjay Dutt’s producers relieved after actor granted more time to surrender

Sanjay Dutt has been granted four more weeks before he has to surrender (Image courtesy: Reuters)

Actor Sanjay Dutt who has to complete the remaining period of his sentence in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case has been granted four more weeks to surrender on “humanitarian grounds". Needless to add, the producers of his under-production films are more than relieved as it gives the actor more time to complete work on their unfinished projects.

Policegiri producer T.P. Aggarwal told IANS: "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, Dutt, 53, wanted six more months to surrender to complete his projects worth Rs.278 crore.

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

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

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

Aggarwal feels that Dutt 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".

Policegiri and Unglee are scheduled to release this year while the Raj Kumar Hirani film releases early next year.

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