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I'm in emotional distress, God will guide me: Sanjay Dutt

Last updated on: March 21, 2013 20:26 IST

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Actor Sanjay Dutt, who has to spend another three-and-a-half-years in jail in the Mumbai serial blasts case, on Thursday said he is "heartbroken" and under "emotional distress" after the Supreme Court verdict.

"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. I have always respected the judicial system and will continue to do so, even with tears in my eyes," he said in an emotional statement to the media.

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Image: Sanjay Dutt arrives at a special court to stand trial for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts in Mumbai July 31, 2007
Photographs: Arko Datta/Reuters
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'I have already suffered for 20 years'

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With an estimated Rs 250 crore locked up in films involving the Bollywood star, he said he would complete all his films and not let anyone down.

"I am overwhelmed by the support of my fans, the industry people, the media and all the well wishers. They have always stood by me and supported me. I know in my heart that I have always been a good human being, respected the system and always been loyal to my country," he said.

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Image: Dutt embraces his sister Priya Dutt at his residence before leaving to stand trial for the 1993 Mumbai blasts, in Mumbai July 31, 2007
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'My family is emotional right now, have to be strong for them'

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Dutt, who confined himself in his 10th floor flat at 'Imperial Heights' in suburban Bandra with his family as Bollywood celebrities paid him visit to express solidarity, said he has to be strong for his family.

"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," he said in the statement.



Image: MLA Baba Siddiqui visited Dutt at his Bandra residence in Mumbai on Thursday
Photographs: Sahil Salvi
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