The glitzy Dubai premier of the movie is cancelled at the behest of the Munnabhai superstar who suggested a better alternative for the money
With the floods in Uttarakhand causing such devastation, it seems that Bollywood has, as always, jumped into the fray to help those in need. This time it is Sanjay Dutt who has appealed from Yerawada prison to make a rather startling but heartening request.
In a letter written by Dutt to wife Manyata from jail, Sanjay has asked that the money being used to promote Policegiri be directed instead to help the victims of the Uttarakhand disaster. He specifically asked that the Dubai premier of the film be cancelled and the money be used to organise a charity event in Mumbai where donations for flood and landslide victims can be collected..
The producer Rahul Aggarwal willingly obliged and even said that besides the promotional money, they would help ensure that their share of the first day collections from the film would go towards relief efforts. “Sanjay wrote a letter to Manayata mentioning that we should not spend money on holding the premiere overseas and organise a charity event in Mumbai instead and use the funds collected for flood victims. Sanjay’s suggestion has moved us, and besides the charity show, we will also donate the producers’ share from the collections of the first day first show of the film in Maharashtra,” said the producer.