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Sanjay Dutt fundraiser event postponed for security reasons

Dutt, who is serving a 42-month sentence for his role in Mumbai serial blasts, and other inmates of the jail were to perform in a stage drama at a welfare show organised by the state prisons department at Pune's Balgandharva Auditorium.

entertainment Updated: Sep 26, 2013 15:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Sanjay Dutt,Bollywood,Yerawada Central Jail

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s fundraiser event, in which he was to perform with 50 inmates of Yerawada Central Jail (YCJ) in Pune today, was postponed for security reasons.

Dutt is serving a 42-month sentence at the YCJ for his role in Mumbai serial blasts. Along with the inmates of the jail, he was slated to perform in a stage drama, Teemiratun Tejakade (From Darkness to Light) at a welfare show organised by the state Prisons Department at the Balgandharva Auditorium in Pune.

“Due to security issues, which I can not exactly disclose at this point, we have decided to conduct the program after few days,” said Meeran Chaddha Borawankar, additional director general (prison department).

According to Borawankar, the department will return money collected through donation passes distributed to the audience. The event was a part of prison department’s yearly activity intended to raise money for jail staff and their family members.

Reports had suggested that Dutt and his team were to perform the hit 'Lungi dance' from the recent Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone blockbuster, Chennai Express.

First Published: Sep 26, 2013 15:15 IST