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'Policegiri': I miss Sanjay Dutt, says director KS Ravikumar

Updated: May 31, 2013, 3:02 PM IST
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'Policegiri': I miss Sanjay Dutt, says director KS Ravikumar
'Policigiri' stars Prachi Desai in the leading role and the film is slated to release on July 5.

Ace filmmaker KS Ravikumar is all set to make his debut in Bollywoood with 'Policegiri'. The film is a remake of Tamil film 'Saamy'. The film will star Sanjay Dutt in the lead role (played by Vikram in original)the film is considered to be the most awaited action films of the year.

The director is noted for his films such as 'Avvai Shanmugi' starring Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth in 'Muttu'. But, its after many years that he will be making his directorial debut with Sanjay Dutt starrer 'Policegiri'.

When quizzed about his debut in Bollywood he said, "I can't say anything because it all happens because of God's wish."

"I won't say it's a good launch for me, because I was supposed to have directed long back. But couldn't do it because then I was busy with south film. It was Kamal Haasan who first suggested me (to direct Hindi film). I did 'Avvai Shanmugi' with him, my first film with Kamalji, and he wanted to remake it in Hindi. But I couldn't do it since I was busy with Rajinikanth's film", he added.

The director spoke at length about his film 'Policigiri' the director revealed that the original base has not been touched and only few portions have been changed, since the base was powerful.

"We have changed some scenes, because the original version will not suit Sanjay Dutt. And for that I have changed (the scenes) for Sanjay's age, personality and body language. And heroine's portions we have totally changed", he added.

In all they said to have changed nearly 40 per cent from the original version.

As the first look launch of 'Policigiri' took place recently, the entire event was conspicuous of the absence of the lead hero Sanjay Dutt, who is currently serving imprisonment.

"I really miss him now," said the director on the occasion and added, "He is really a good performer. He never asked a single question about anything throughout the film. He is really confident and I really like that."

The director is of opinion that an actor should never disturb a director while shooting a film, except during discussions. He stated that an actor should discuss or clarify about something before the making of the film or while finalising the script. But once a script is locked the artist should leave the director to do according to his own mind wave.

"He, (Sanjay Dutt) is a director's artist," remarked Ravikumar whose next film 'Kochadaiyaan' starring superstar Rajinikanth is awaiting its release.

'Policigiri' stars Prachi Desai in the leading role and the film is slated to release on July 5.

The Tamil version featured Vikram, Trisha, and Kota Srinivasa Rao (played by Prakash Raj in Hindi).

First Published: May 31, 2013, 3:02 PM IST
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