Sanjay Dutt's upcoming films stopped in the tracks?

Mar 22, 2013, 08:53 IST | Jigar Shah

With Sanjay Dutt's imminent jail term, the following films and the money riding on them could get affected...

Policegiri (Rs 40 crore)
A remake of the 2003 Tamil hit film Sammy, the film has Dutt and Prachi Desai in the lead. Directed by K S Ravikumar, it was slated to release on June 14. Ironically, Dutt plays a cop here. The film is being shot at Film City, Goregaon.

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Peekay (Rs 100 crore)
This was the third time Dutt was coming together with Rajkumar Hirani and for first time with Aamir Khan. Though Aamir is the main lead, Sanju has a very important role. The first schedule in Rajasthan has just been completed.

Unglee (Rs 50 crore)
This was to be Dutt’s third collaboration with Karan Johar’s company after Gumrah and Agneepath. Earlier director Rensil D’Silva had asked his star cast to give him bulk dates for the shoot. He has already finished shooting for his portions.

Zanjeer (Rs 45 crore)
With this film, Dutt was to reprise the role of Sher Khan that was immortalised by Pran in the original. There are internal fights taking place between producer Amit Mehra and the writers of the original film Salim-Javed and also between the Mehra brothers. Sanju’s portions have apparently already been completed.

Sher (Rs 35 crore)
The film stars Dutt along with Vivek Oberoi. Despite 60 per cent of the shoot being completed, the film is currently stalled.

Vidya Balan wanted Dutt to do a special appearance in her next film with Rajkumar Gupta and Emraan Hashmi. His cameo is yet to be shot.

Munnabhai (Rs 100crore)
This was to be Dutt’s biggest film till date where he would be reprising the role of the lovable goon Munna. The film was to go on the floors by the end of this year but its future now remains undecided.

Hasmukh (Rs 10 crore)
Dutt was to produce this upcoming film, helmed by docu filmmaker Sejal Shah and starring all newbies. Not much is known about the future of the film.

Trade speak:
Atul Mohan says, “The industry is currently in a state of shock. While Dutt had been shooting four films right now, Policegiri and Zanzeer could be affected the most, as he has already shot major portions for them. The initial estimates of loss can easily be around Rs 150 to 175 crore. Apart from that, the fate of the films that he is already committed to now hangs by a thin thread. While for Unglee and PK, he has already given his shots, his absence during the promotions could be a concern.”

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