Sanjay Dutt - Sanjay Dutt Trying To Complete Film Projects Before Prison Surrender

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt is racing to complete work on several film projects before he has to head back to prison following his failed appeal against a 2007 conviction on weapons charges.

The actor must surrender to authorities in late April (13) to begin serving a five-year term for purchasing weapons from bombers responsible for the 1993 terrorist blasts in Mumbai, India and he is using his remaining days as a free man to wrap up his outstanding projects.

Dutt, who alleged he needed the illegal guns to defend his family during widespread riots in 1993, admitted he was "heartbroken" last week (21Mar13) after judges decided to uphold his previous conviction, and he has now revealed that he will not be asking Indian government officials to grant him a reprieve.

He says, "I respect the Supreme Court's verdict. I have not applied for any pardon. There are many other people who deserve pardon."

However, Dutt cannot hide his devastation at the ruling: "I am a shattered man. This is a very tough time in my and my family's life (sic). I have a few days left (before returning to prison).

"I have a lot of work (left to finish) and I want to finish it. I want to (also) stay (sic) all this time with my family. Please let me be in peace. I love my country."

Dutt was initially sentenced to six years behind bars in 2007 for doing business with the terrorists, who killed 257 people and wounded 713 others during the Mumbai bombings 20 years ago. He was released on bail as he fought the conviction, and although the verdict was upheld, his sentence was reduced to five years.


Contactmusic

Tags:


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

"Hercules" Falters, While "Lucy" Shines At The Box Office With $44 Million

This week at the box office, the sci-fi thriller Lucy won out over slim...

The New Mockingjay Trailer Will Make Your Heart Weep

Another Comic-Con, another Hunger Games trailer. Not that we mind, of course...

The New Mockingjay Trailer Will Make Your Heart Weep

Director George Miller Speaks On Purposely Avoiding Use Of CGI In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

It has been over three decades since Australian filmmaker...

Director George Miller Speaks On Purposely Avoiding Use Of CGI In 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Taylor Swift Offers Advice To A Young Fan With A Broken Heart

If her songs are anything to go by, then Taylor Swift is definitely the person you should...

 Taylor Swift Offers Advice To A Young Fan With A Broken Heart

Over 20 Fans Hospitalized Following Keith Urban's Weekend Concert

For many concertgoers, Keith Urban's Saturday night (July 26th) show in...

Over 20 Fans Hospitalized Following Keith Urban's Weekend Concert

Aretha Franklin Lashes Out At Canadian Fast Food Join For Showing Her No Respect

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has publically scolded an employee at...

Aretha Franklin Lashes Out At Canadian Fast Food Join For Showing Her No Respect
Advertisement

Flirt Alert: Did Orlando Bloom And Nina Dobrev Really Get Close At Comic-Con?

Ok, so the romance at Comic-Con is definitely secondary to the first...

Flirt Alert: Did Orlando Bloom And Nina Dobrev Really Get Close At Comic-Con?

Nicki Minaj Announces Postponement Of New Single 'Anaconda' With Sexy Swimsuit Pic

Nicki Minaj managed to garner the attention of an undoubtedly...

Nicki Minaj Announces Postponement Of New Single 'Anaconda' With Sexy Swimsuit Pic

Comic-Con Update: Evangeline Lilly Joins The Cast Of Ant-Man Amid Production Mishaps

More Marvel. More cast announcements. This is Comic-Con weekend. The latest round...

Comic-Con Update: Evangeline Lilly Joins The Cast Of Ant-Man Amid Production Mishaps


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All