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Dutt appeals to withdraw signature campaign

Sanjay has appealed to the film industry to withdraw the signature campaign expressing its support for him.

india Updated: Dec 09, 2006 21:46 IST

Actor Sanjay Dutt has appealed to the film industry to withdraw the signature campaign expressing its support for him ahead of his sentencing in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case.

"He has appealed to the industry not to have any prayer meetings or any campaigns of any kind, because it is the word of the law that matters in this case. All this will achieve nothing," Dutt's lawyer Farhana Shah said in Mumbai.

"In fact even the signature campaign was a creation of the media. Sanjay spoke to Suneil Shetty and others and they denied that there was any move of this kind. Sanjay recognises that all this is nothing before the law of the land," she said.

Sanjay Dutt himself was not available for comment.

On Wednesday, members of the film industry, including director Pahlaj Nihalani, had decided to launch a signature campaign on December 12 to express their support to the actor.

"We are grateful to Sanjay for his kind deeds and the help he extended to workers in the film industry and hence we are launching a signature campaign to express our feelings that the entire Bollywood is with him in this moment of crisis," Nihalani, film producer and President of Association of Motion Pictures and TV Programme Producers, had said.

The signature campaign would be just for a day at the Film City in suburban Goregaon where members of film industry - spot boys to actors, producers and directors - will come together to show their support for Sanjay whom they all love, Nihalani had said.