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Budget not important, Sanjay Dutt is: 'Policegiri' producer


First published: March 21, 2013, 7:17 PM IST | Updated: March 21, 2013
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Budget not important, Sanjay Dutt is: 'Policegiri' producer
T.P. Aggarwal, who is producing Sanjay Dutt's film 'Policegiri', is not bothered about the movie's budget.

Mumbai: T.P. Aggarwal, who is producing Sanjay Dutt's much-talked about film 'Policegiri', is not bothered about the movie's budget or about the movie itself after the Supreme Court Thursday convicted the actor in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. He says he is only thinking about Sanjay's well-being.

"Budget of 'Policegiri' doesn't matter to me. What matters to me the most is his safety. I share a good relationship with him and he is a wonderful human being. I don't care about the film, I only care for Sanjay Dutt," Aggarwal told IANS.

The Supreme Court Thursday upheld the conviction of Sanjay Dutt under the Arms Act in the terror attack and sent him to five years in prison.

"This news is tragic. I will meet him (Sanjay) tomorrow (Friday) and will see what to do. We are only thinking positive, let us see what happens," he added.

Sanjay has already served 18 month in jail, and he will have to serve three years and six months. He has been given four weeks to surrender.

Aggarwal is upset with the news, and wants to give Sanjay time to get over it.

"Just imagine, I am shocked and so saddened by this news, so what would be his condition. I want him to be at peace. Let him take his own time and I will meet him tomorrow (Friday)," he said.

As for 'Policegiri', in which Sanjay plays a cop, it is almost 95 percent ready.

"Just 12 to 15 days shoot is left. I am not keen to talk about the budget for the film, but it should be around Rs.25 crore. But as I said before, I am not bothered about the film, I am only worried about Sanjay Dutt."
Meanwhile, the third film in the 'Munna Bhai' series which was to star Dutt and Warsi may be stalled for the time, being.

"I can't imagine 'Munna Bhai' series without Sanjay Dutt. But unfortunately, things are not in our hands. I feel it a very harsh punishment. I am surprised as much as you all are surprised with this news," said the director of the film, Subhash Kapoor.

The first two films - 'Munnabhai M.B.B.S' and 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai' - were directed by Rajkumar Hirani, and there is still to be a definite word on who will direct the third film - Kapoor or Hirani.

However, now with Sanjay's conviction, progress on the film is yet to be decided upon.

"I will have to speak to the producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra about it. I can't take a call on that. In the next two days, we will have a chat and discuss what needs to be done."

"Our film has not yet gone on floors, but just imagine about other producers and directors, who have done films half-way with Sanjay," he added.

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