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