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'Won't play sympathy card to promote Sanjay Dutt's Policegiri'

Last updated on: May 28, 2013 19:16 IST

'Won't play sympathy card to promote Sanjay Dutt's Policegiri'

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Sonil Dedhia in Mumbai

Sanjay Dutt may be lodged in jail but promotions for his upcoming film Policegiri -- where he ironically plays a policeman -- are on in full swing.

At a press conference held in Mumbai, the film's director K S Ravikumar, producers Rahul and TP Agarwal, leading lady Prachi Desai and choreographer Ganesh Acharya addressed the media, and seemed quite emotional when they talked about the film's leading man.

Rahul Agarwal denied rumours that Dutt's wife Maanyata will step in to promote the film and said, "It would be unfair for me to call the family for promotions. Considering what they are going through, it is not right. I know they will support me but it is wrong."

He did, however, call Dutt's sister Priya and brother-in-law Kumar Gaurav to put in an appearance for the media.

"I wish success and good luck for the film," Priya said, and then disappeared, without taking any questions from the media.

Agarwal added that the film's makers will not take advantage of Dutt's plight. "Just because Sanju is in jail, we will not look play the sympathy card. We will not do any frivolous promotions."


Image: Rahul Agarwal, Priya Dutt, Kumar Gaurav, TP Agarwal, KS Ravikumar and Ganesh Acharya
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Prachi Desai: We won't let Sanjay Dutt down

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Agarwal claimed that Dutt liked the way the film has shaped up, and hopes that it enters the Rs 100 crore club.

"The Supreme Court verdict came out when Dutt was shooting for the film," Prachi Desai said. "We were all sad but Dutt kept his face up and completed the shoot. In the last few days, it was his spirit that kept us going. We won't let him down."

His fans will not let him down too, she predicted. "I am sure his fans will support him and watch the film in theatres."

Dutt is currently at the Yerwada jail in Pune, following his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

Policegiri will to release on July 5.



Image: Prachi Desai
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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