Magnificent send-off for Sanjay by ‘Zanjeer’ team

Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Although it may seem to Sanjay Dutt that certain sections of the film industry have turned their backs on him, the fact remains that his friends are staunchly loyal to him. This is proven by the fact the final shots of “Zanjeer” remake are being changed to accommodate the actor’s date of surrendering before a court.

A remake of 1973 super hit action thriller, which was Big B’s first blockbuster, the new “Zanjeer” is directed by Apoorva Lakhia and features Ramcharan Teja, Priyanka Chopra and Sanjay Dutt in the lead roles.

“We are shooting an extra scene with Sanju Sir. Earlier he was not meant to be seen in the closing shots. It was just Ramcharan Teja and Priyanka Chopra. But now we all feel since this would probably be Sanju Sir’s last shot for the next few years, we want the audience to leave the theatre with a very strong impression of his character,” said a source.

A quip-like dialogue has also been specially written for Sanjay.

Says the source: “It’s a very old fashioned ending now where Sanjay’s character Sher Khan would make a witty remark…”

Sanjay Dutt has been sentenced to five years in jail in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. He has been asked to surrender May 16 to serve the remaining 42 months of the sentence.

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