Bollywood reacts: Sanjay Dutt is not a criminal
In the Supreme Court verdict for the 1993 Mumbai blasts pronounced today, Sanjay Dutt got five years imprisonment.
The actor's well-wishers and friends from the film industry came out in support on microblogging site Twitter:
Arshad Warsi, who co-starred with Dutt in the blockbuster Munnabhai series, tweeted: 'I am numb, I don't know what to say. Sanjay Dutt is not a criminal. This is too harsh a decision.'
Hrithik Roshan, Dutt's co-star in Mission Kashmir and Agneepath, tweeted: 'I cannot comprehend. I know d law is d LAW. But I can bet my Life 2 say that Sanju sir doesn't deserve this! D most loved man!i stand for Sanjay dutt.'
Arjun Rampal: 'My heart goes out to Sanju and his family. Just numbed by the news'
Karan Johar, who produced Agneepath, tweeted, 'I am truly shattered to hear of Sanju's sentence...the nicest guy i have known just doesnt deserve this...my heart goes out to him.'
Mahesh Bhatt, who worked with Dutt in films like Sadak, Naam and Gumraah, tweeted: 'Heart Broken: Just heard that Sanjay Dutt has to go to jail for 5 years. I expected mercy! Alas it did not happen.
'Man lives in hope and dies in hope! I am hopeful that the apex courts verdict will finally bring enduring peace in Sanjay Dutt's life.'
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta: 'Sad the @duttsanjay has to face a harsh sentence after going through so much already. And the real criminals still go scott free.'
Image: Sanjay Dutt
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
'He's the most loved person in the business'
Musician duo Vishal-Shekhar showed support for the actor too.
Vishal Dadlani wrote, 'I stand with @duttsanjay, always will. He's my brother. He made mistakes, but he's served more than his time, in terms of mental stress.
'I am not contesting/denying the law, but it breaks my heart that @duttsanjay 's to face this.He has done so much, so selflessly for so many!'
Shekhar Ravjiani: 'He's the most loved person in the business. One of the nicest people I know. Man with a big heart. My brother. I m with u @duttsanjay.'
'Sanjay Dutt doesn't deserve this sentence'
Zayed Khan's sister and jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali wrote, 'Sanjay Dutt is a very good Man who doesn't deserve this sentence. God give him the strength. Prayers and more with his family.'
Film producer Pritish Nandy wrote, 'Sad for Sanjay Dutt. He is paying for what was an act of folly. He is no traitor. He made a mistake. He is paying for it. Hugely.'
Image: Farah Khan Ali
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
'Hope a miracle happens and saves him'
Dutt's heroines rooted for the star on Twitter.
Priyanka Chopra, who worked with him in Agneepath, wrote: 'My heart goes out to Sanju sir and his family..the nicest gentlest person..I pray for some respite for him through our judiciary.'
Ameesha Patel, who worked with him in the flop Chatur Singh Two Star, wrote: 'Feeling an awful pit in my stomach at sanjus judgement..he is a sweetheart..hope a miracle happens n saves him.'
Bipasha Basu worked with Dutt in Lamhe, and tweeted::'Saddenned n shocked with the news about Sanjay Dutt's Jail sentence.Strength to him n his family.'
Koena Mitra, Dutt's Musafir co-star tweeted: 'Prayers for Sanjay Dutt and his family Too many tests, you ll pass this one too God Bless !'
Image: Ameesha Patel and Sanjay Dutt in Chatur Singh Two Star
'Sanjay Dutt doesn't deserve jail'
Kunal Kohli wrote: 'the real planners of the '93 blasts are sitting safely in Pakistan,till they are brought to book, justice will not be served. the '93 blast case should NOT be made about Sanjay Dutt.The Real planners are sitting safely in Pakistan like Osama Bin Laden was. The way america caught Osama Bin Laden,we need to do a similar operation if Pak doesn't hand over the '93 blast masterminds living there.'
Simi Garewal tweeted: 'Sanjay Dutt is innocent. His only problem: he's not in politics. There even the guilty go free. Am shocked.'
Rangita Nandy wrote: 'It's really not about right and wrong. It's about knowing a person. And for all of us who know #SanjayDutt, he doesn't deserve jail. All you people spewing hate/the law at me, I'm not sharing a legal opinion here. This is personal. #SanjayDutt is not one of the bad guys.'
Image: Simi Garewal
'Sanjay Dutt is the kindest and nicest guy I know'
Celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani, who has worked with Dutt several times, wrote: 'Shattered to Hear about @duttsanjay ...Love Him...He is Like My Elder Brother & has a Pure Heart of Gold. God give Him Strength #SanjayDutt'
Actor Aashish Chowdhry tweeted: 'There are bad guys, there are nice guys. @duttsanjay most definitely is the latter.By far.He's the kindest n nicest guy I know.Im really sad.'
Anubhav Sinha wrote: 'Sending out a big big hug to Sanju. The most forgiving man I know. Sad he could not be forgiven himself.'
Image: Sanjay Dutt
Photographs: Dabboo Ratnani/Twitter
'My heart goes out to the Dutt family'
Zareen Khan: 'Feeling very sad abt the verdict. Lots of love, prayers, and strength fr Sanju Sir.'
Hansika Motwani: 'My heart goes out for Sanjay dutt :( sadden to hear the news.'
Mubina Rattonsey: 'One of the nicest, most selfless n a truely genuine man @duttsanjay has been sentenced again..This is heart breaking...this is unfair.'
Sneha Ullal: 'Heart breaking news abt Sanjay Dutt.'
Image: Celina Jaitly