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Hope Sanjay Dutt gets relief, says director Rajkumar Gupta

Mumbai: Director Rajkumar Gupta, who has teamed up with Sanjay Dutt for his upcoming film `Ghanchakkar` says he hopes the actor gets relief.

"He is the nicest human being. He is a very generous and helpful person, besides being a good actor. We just hope he gets relief from authorities," Gupta told reporters.

On March 21, the Supreme Court upheld his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case, giving him a prison term of five-years. The actor has another three weeks to surrender, during which he has to wrap up most of his the projects.

Sanjay would spent three-and-a-half-months in jail since he has already spent 18 months behind the bars.

Sanjay is working with Gupta and Emraan Hashmi for the first time but he has teamed up with Vidya Balan earlier in films like `Parineeti`, `Eklavya` and `Lage Raho Munnabhai`.

It was reported that Vidya apparently intervened and convinced Dutt to give his nod for the film. "He is playing himself in the film. It is a cameo. We are not keen on revealing much about his part in the film," Gupta said.

`Ghanchakkar` narrates the tale of Emraan, an ex-conman, who is laid back and has a taste for finer things in life. He has an ambitious wife, the role played by Vidya, who has her own notions of the world.

Produced by UTV motions Pictures, the film releases on June 21.