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New Delhi: Sanjay Dutt said yesterday 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.
Sanjay, who has projects estimated at Rs100 crore riding on him, added: “I have always respected the judicial system and will continue to do so, even with tears in my eyes. I am going to complete all my films and won’t let anyone down. I am overwhelmed by the support of my fans the industry people, the media and all the well wishers.”
Sanjay is currently married to Manyata, with whom he entered wedlock in 2008. She is his third wife. The actor has two children with Manyata — twins Shahraan and Iqra — and elder daughter Trishala from his first wife Richa Sharma.
The apex court upheld Sanjay’s conviction under the Arms Act in the terror attack for illegal possession of a 9mm pistol and an AK-56 rifle.
“I know in my heart that I have always been a good human being, respected the system and always been loyal to my country. My family is very emotional right now and I have to be strong for them. I am shattered and in emotional distress. I am sorry I can’t come down and meet you all. God is great and he will guide me through this,” Sanjay added.