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Sanjay Dutt skips ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3’ promotions

Considering his comeback vehicle, ‘Bhoomi’ (2017), proved to be a box office failure, one would have assumed that Sanjay Dutt would be up and about for his next movie in ‘Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster 3.’ However, the star gave the promotional activities for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s action thriller a miss with two days to go before the movie hits screens.

The the rest of the cast – including Chitrangda Singh, Jimmy Sheirgill and Mahie Gill – have been on a promotional tour whilst Dutt has been stationed in Lucknow, shooting for ‘Prassthanam’ instead, reports Mid Day.

The film’s producer Rahul Mittra says, “Sanju has a busy schedule. He has been shooting back-to-back – first Torbaaz and now, Prassthanam. He also fell sick during the Lucknow leg of Prassthanam shoot. So he had to put in more time to compensate for the days lost.”

In the month-long run-up to the film’s release, Dutt was seen attending only the trailer launch in Mumbai. He also graced a publicity event in Singapore that coincided with his family holiday. Dutt had flown down to Mumbai last weekend to celebrate wife Maanayata’s birthday. However, he zipped back to Lucknow on Monday, hours before the song launch of the film.

Defending his lead actor, Mitrra insists that Dutt has complete faith in the third instalment of the franchise. “Besides promoting the film on social media, he also attended an event in Lucknow last week. We celebrated presenter Raju Chadha’s birthday in Delhi yesterday for which he flew in. He’ll also be attending an event today.” Sources say Dutt will be back in Mumbai in time for his birthday celebrations on 29th July.

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