By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: In spite of the trauma that Sanjay Dutt is getting ready to face with his re-incarceration, the actor has assured the makers of his three under-production films – Zanjeer, Police-giri and PK – that he would complete their films in the next three weeks before he is expected to be imprisoned.
A friend of the actor, who spent the entire day and night on Thursday at the Dutts’ Pali Hill residence, says, “Yes, Sanju Sir has made a commitment. Zanjeer requires 3 more days, Raj Kumar Hirani’s P.K requires 7 more days and Police-giri needs 17 days to be completed. In spite of the shock that he went through on Thursday(of hearing the honourable Supreme Court’s verdict) Sanju Sir assured the Zanjeer director Apoorva Lakhia, PK’s Raju Hirani and the Police-giri producer T.P.Aggarwal that their films would be completed .Sanju Sir told them, ‘Boss,let’s complete the shooting and my dubbing.Pataa nahin aage kya hoga.’ He will get back to work from next week. The commitment stunned all of us.”
Says the source, “Actually, the enormity of the court verdict didn’t sink in to Sanju Sir on Thursday. All day and night we surrounded him, kept him busy. T P Aggarwal even fed Sanju Sir biryani with his own hands. We kept the atmosphere in his house very very light. Guests kept dropping in. All his friends were there. Ranbir Kapoor,Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar came towards evening. We all narrated anecdotes from Sanju Sir’s wild days to Ranbir since he wasn’t even born in Sanju Sir’s Rocky days.”
However Sanjay Dutt’s wife Maanyata was extremely upset.
Says our source, “Bhabhji was inconsolable. She put up a brave front. But she kept breaking down throughout the day. It’s a shocker for the entire family. Sanju Sir hasn’t even begun to understand what this means. We are all hoping for a miracle.”