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Priyanka Chopra hopes for respite for Sanjay Dutt

IANS   March 24, 2013
First Published: 16:17 IST(24/3/2013) | Last Updated: 03:00 IST(25/3/2013)

Priyanka Chopra, who has worked with Sanjay Dutt (left) in films like Agneepath and lately in the Zanjeer remake, hopes the judiciary gives some respite to the actor keeping in mind his family.

The Supreme Court on Thursday announced its verdict, and sentenced him to five years in prison in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. He has been asked to surrender within four weeks.

“Sanju sir is an important part of the industry. I have worked closely with him, so I am definitely feeling bad. But I hope the judiciary gives him some respite considering his family,” the 30-year-old said during an awards ceremony in Mumbai.

When asked about the fate of the Zanjeer remake, now that Dutt might not be able to complete the film, Priyanka says, “I don’t know what will happen to the film but the shooting is almost complete.”

Being directed by Apoorva Lakhia, the Zanjeer remake features Sanjay in the role of Sher Khan, played by Pran in the original 1973 film. Ram Charan Teja and Priyanka play the lead roles in the new movie.
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