Published On: Thu, Apr 11th, 2013

Rs 250 cr riding on Sanjay Dutt movies

Apr 11:

sanjayWith the Supreme Court awarding a five-year sentence to Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 serial blasts case, rumour mills are now abuzz with the amount of money at stake on Bollywood projects involving the actor.

According to trade analysts, around Rs 250 crore are riding on Sanjay Dutt who will have to undergo a term of three-and-a-half-years after the apex court today upheld his conviction for illegal possession of arms in the blasts case.

“As per the back-of-the-envelope calculations, around Rs 250 crore are riding on Sanjay, involved in various projects. These projects include big ticket upcoming movies Peekay, Policegiri, Zanjeer, Ungli among others,” a source revealed.

Among the upcoming projects involving the 53-year-old actor is Ungli, produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, also starring Emraan Hashmi and Neha Dhupia.

When contacted, a top source at Dharma Productions said, “Bollywood is distraught over the SC judgment. The shooting of Ungli concerning Sanjay Dutt’s part is complete and only some portion of it is remaining to be completed“.

He, however, refused to share the amount of money at stake on Sanjay in the project.

Among other projects having Sanjay on board is Zanjeer, directed by Apoorva Lakhia. Sanjay is reprising the role of Sher Khan epitomised by veteran actor Pran in the original movie.