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Policegiri: Will Sanjay Dutt take the box-office by storm?

Policegiri: Will Sanjay Dutt take the box-office by storm?

The director KS Ravikumar is known for making hit Tamil films such as 'Muthu' and 'Panchathantiram'.

Mumbai: Actress Prachi Desai, who will soon be seen in Sanjay Dutt-starrer action film 'Policegiri', says although her co-star won't be there for promotions, she is confident about the film's good business.

Currently, Sanjay is in jail to serve his remaining jail term in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. Prachi believes his fans will definitely watch the film.

In 'Policegiri', produced by TP Aggarwal and his son Rahul and directed by KS Ravikumar, Sanjay plays a tough yet charismatic police officer.

"I have to say that everyone (film's crew and the cast) will do their best. It's unfortunate what has happened. We do understand that but, at the same time, we are doing our best. I am sure there are people who love him (Sanjay) for what he is," Prachi said in an interview.

"They are still going to go to the theatre (to watch Sanjay's film 'Policegiri') no matter whether he goes to their cities to promote the film or not," she added.

Prachi further said she "just believes in the love the people have for him (Sanjay)".

Meanwhile, Prachi is excited about her look in the film. After being seen in ultra-modern look in her last release 'I, Me Aur Main', this time her character is more 'colourful' and 'approachable'.

"There is no particular look, but we have tried our best to keep it as young and colourful and as approachable for people," said the 24-year-old.

"I am just happy experimenting with looks and with 'Policegiri', I guess I am getting a chance to do that again."

Slated to release July 5, 'Policegiri' also features Prakash Raj and Om Puri. Besides, Salman Khan will be seen in a cameo in the film.

Ravikumar, who is known for making hit Tamil films such as 'Muthu' and 'Panchathantiram', says Sanjay shot with conviction after he was sentenced to imprisonment in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blast case.

"We had finished most of the film before Sanjay was sentenced to prison, except for a few songs and some scenes. However, it amazed me how strongly he returned post-judgment and shot for the rest of the scenes. Typically, anyone will be sulking in such a situation, but not Sanjay," he said.

Queried if he plans to make more Hindi films, Ravikumar said: "I haven't given it a thought because I want this film to come out first and only then can I decide my next course of action".

The film also be a measurement of the sympathy in the hearts of Sanjay Dutt's fans as they would love to see their favourite actor on screen.

first published:July 04, 2013, 17:59 IST