Bollywood Star Gets 5 Years in Jail

    Indian Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt looks on during a press conference promoting his new Bollywood film ?Knock Out' at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards event in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, June 5, 2010. Some of India's top movie stars converged in Sri Lanka on Thursday for Bollywood's annual roadshow despite calls to boycott the event because of the alleged killing of Tamil civilians during the final stages of the country's decades-long civil war. (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne)

    Indian Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt in 2010. (Chamila Karunarathne/AP)

    Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt was sentenced Thursday to five years in jail for allegedly getting guns from the men who were later convicted in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people and injured 750. Dutt, 53, is one of 100 people found guilty in the bombings, although he was cleared in 2007 for conspiracy charges in the blasts. He was found guilty in 2007 of illegally possessing an AK-56 rifle and a pistol, but maintains his innocence and says he had the guns to protect his family from threats. The son of two politicians, Dutt’s sister Priya is also a Congress M.P. Despite a troubled youth, Dutt is one of Bollywood’s biggest stars and was set to reprise his role in the enormously popular Munna Bhai films.

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