My 3 children, wife and family will undergo the punishment with me: Sanjay Dutt
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Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to five years jail by the Supreme Court on Thursday for possession of illegal weapons in a long-running case linked to the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
Sanjay Dutt, one of Bollywood's biggest stars, said he was "shattered and in emotional distress" as he had suffered for 20 years and already spent 18 months in prison.
The actor, who has to spend another three-and-a-half-years in jail, added that he is "heart broken".
"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.
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.
Sanjay 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.
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