Sanjay Dutt, 53, had sought six months time to surrender to complete his seven movies in which producers have invested over Rs 278 crore. The apex court accepted the plea of humanitarian grounds raised by him for extending the time for surrender which was to expire tomorrow (April 18, 2013) but made it clear that no further extension will be granted to him.
‘Considering the peculiar facts and circumstances of the case and reasons stated in the petition, we are not inclined to extend the time by six months. However, we extend the time by four weeks from tomorrow. It is made clear that no further extension will be granted, a bench comprising justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan said.’ ( Source: Hindustan Times)
As the Hindi film industry is already gripped in debts amid the mellowed conditions of Indian economy, not supporting the public entertainment excess – the industry cannot lose any more funds invested on the actor Sanjay Dutt. We have to wait and see what happens next ? Will the film Industry manage to do what looks unlikely – granting a pardon to Sanjay Dutt by the State governor. The public opinion over the matter is divided and the odds are against Sanjay.