Thursday’s Supreme Court verdict has left filmmakers working with Sanjay Dutt worried.
The SC sentenced Sanjay Dutt to five years’ imprisonment, of which the actor has already served 18 months. But he has another four weeks before he must surrender, during which he has to wrap up most of his immediate work.
A trade source reveals that Sanjay’s priority now will be to finish the bigger roles he has in Rajkumar Hirani’s P.K. and KS Ravikumar’s Policegiri. So he might not be able to shoot for his cameo in Rajkumar Gupta’s Ghanchakkar.
"Sanjay has too many things to finish, and there is little time. It seems difficult for him to find two more days for his cameo in Ghanchakkar," says the source. The makers are in talks with Sanjay, but are also thinking about replacing him. We tried contacting Gupta, but he and producer UTV Motion Pictures chose not to comment.
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Sanjay Dutt will have to undergo a jail term of more than three years after the Supreme Court upheld his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case on Thursday. The actor has already served some time in jail, so he may not need to serve the complete five years of jail as sentenced by the court.
Even as Supreme Court sentences Sanjay Dutt to five years' rigourous imprisonment in connection with the March 12, 1993 Mumbai blasts case, we take a look at the actor's life and his share of controversies.
HIGHS AND LOWS OF SANJAY DUTT'S LIFE I have to be strong, will complete all projects: Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt said Thursday he is shattered by the Supreme Court verdict sentencing him to five years in prison in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. He said he will complete all his pending films, and that he ought to be strong in these trying times for his family and children. "I have already suffered for 20 years and been in jail for 18 months. If they want me to suffer more I have to be strong. I am heart broken because today along with me, my three children and my wife and my family will undergo the punishment," Sanjay said in a statement.
SANJU BABA SPEAKS Justice Katju pitches for Sanjay Dutt, says he is not a terrorist
Press Council of India Justice Markandey Katju Friday said that he appealed for Sanjay Dutt's pardon in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case on humanitarian grounds and said that he wasn't questioning the Supreme Court verdict.
Katju sought pardon for Dutt under Article 161 of the Constitution saying that he had not been found guilty of having played a role in the 1993 blasts and had suffered a lot.