B-Town shocked as Sanjay Dutt sentenced
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been sentenced to five years of imprisonment for the 1993 blasts case. The actor, who has already served 18 months, will have to surrender within 4 weeks to serve the remaining term of 3 and a half years. The court has also ruled that he cannot be released on probation, and cannot shoot films while he serves his term.
According to Sources, Maanyata, Sanjay’s wife, was expecting this sentence and was mentally prepared to face the news. Apparently, she had even told Sanjay to be prepared for a harsh sentence, and assured him that she would be strong and take care of their twins in his absence.
The whole Bollywood fraternity were upset and shocked after actor Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to five years of jail in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
Soha Ali khan said “Sanju is like a brother to me. I just came to know about Supreme Court’s decision, this is a huge lose to the industry. Listening to this I'm very sad. I have worked with him and he is a wonderful person,”
“It is very shocking. This is a shock not only for his family but the entire industry. It is better we don't discuss this on the podium,” said Bips while addressing media during the promotion of her upcoming film ‘Aatma’.
Director Mahesh Bhatt took to twitter to express his anguish: "Heart Broken: Just heard that Sanjay Dutt has to go to jail for 5 years. I expected mercy! Alas it did not happen."
Producer-director Karan Johar tweeted: I am truly shattered to hear of Sanju's sentence...the nicest guy i have known just doesnt deserve this...my heart goes out to him....
Music director Vishal Dadlani wrote: "I am not contesting/denying the law, but it breaks my heart that @duttsanjay 's to face this.He has done so much, so selflessly for so many!"
Jewellery designer Farah Ali Khan tweeted: "Sanjay Dutt is a very good Man who doesn't deserve this sentence. God give him the strength. Prayers and more with his family."
Actor and director Kamaal R Khan: Sanjay Dutt got 5 yrs jail means he has to be in jail for almost 3 Yrs more. It's really bad news 4 Dutt family. My sympathy with the family.
Actress Sherlyn Chopra also wrote: Sad news!!!!! "@GaganDeepMishra: #SanjayDutt Breaking : Sanjay Dutt gets imprisonment for 5 years in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, #1993Mumbai"
The actor was convicted in November 2006 for illegal possession of a 9mm pistol and an AK-56 rifle but was acquitted of more serious charges of criminal conspiracy under the now defunct anti-terror TADA.
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