Mumbai, Dec 13 : Writer-turned-director Muazzam Beg has decided to chronicle the lives of Hindi film stars Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt in his film "Munna Bhai, Sallu Bhai", which will portray a softer side to their otherwise omnipotent images.
"'Munna Bhai, Sallu Bhai' is about two superstars - Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan. The purpose of the movie is to show how die-hard fans love their favourite stars," Beg said in a statement.
The film, starring debutant actors Shreshtha Kumar, Zubair Khan and Anjali Arora, will show the lives of Salman and Sanjay even before they started their careers in the industry.
Mumbai, Oct 30 : Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was on a leave of furlough, left his home for Pune this morning to serve his remaining jail term in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
The actor, imprisoned at Pune's Yerawada Jail, was released on furlough for 14 days on October 1.
Later, he sought an extension which was granted to him for another fortnight.
"I thank you for all the support, wish everyone a Happy Diwali," Dutt told media before leaving for Pune's Yerawada jail.
Pune, June 1 : Jailed Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt will be trained to make paper bags at the Yerawada Central Jail, official sources said Saturday. He is likely to be paid Rs. 25 a day.
Dutt is undergoing his 42-month prison sentence after being linked to the 1993 Mumbai terror attack. It is his second stint in the jail.
A jail official said the actor will be trained to make high quality, heavy duty paper bags with a capacity of 6-8 kg, which are now gradually replacing plastic bags in the market.
Mumbai, May 15 : In a sudden development, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt Wednesday withdrew his application seeking to surrender in Pune's Yerawada Jail as he apprehended threats to his life in Mumbai.
Sanjay, convicted for his role in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts will now surrender before a Mumbai TADA Special Court by 4 p. m. Thursday.
The reason behind the abrupt move is not yet known.
Mumbai, May 11 : Although it may seem to Sanjay Dutt that certain sections of the film industry have turned their backs on him, the fact remains that his friends are staunchly loyal to him. This is proven by the fact the final shots of "Zanjeer" remake are being changed to accommodate the actor's date of surrendering before a court.
A remake of 1973 super hit action thriller, which was Big B's first blockbuster, the new "Zanjeer" is directed by Apoorva Lakhia and features Ramcharan Teja, Priyanka Chopra and Sanjay Dutt in the lead roles.
New Delhi, May 10 : The Supreme Court Friday dismissed actor Sanjay Dutt's plea seeking review of its March 21 judgment upholding his conviction under the Arms Act and sentencing him to five years in jail in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
A bench of Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice B. S. Chauhan refused to review the verdict on Dutt's plea.
Dutt, 53, was sentenced to five years in jail by the apex court March 21 for illegal arms possession during the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts.
Mumbai, April 22 : Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt Monday secured bail from a Mumbai court which had issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against him in a cheating case filed by a movie producer.
Andheri Metropolitan court issued the warrant against Dutt in a complaint filed by producer Shakil Noorani, who, among other things, alleged that the actor had failed to complete his movie "Jaan Ki Baazi" in 2002 despite taking the signing amount of Rs. 5 million.
Noorani, who also alleged threats by mafia at Dutt's behest, sought a refund of the signing amount and the alleged losses of around Rs. 2 crore suffered in the project.
Mumbai, April 18 : The Supreme Court gave Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt a month's reprieve in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, but the producers of his films feel four weeks are not enough for him to wrap up all the projects in hand.
Sentenced to five years in jail for possessing weapons illegally during the 1993 Mumbai riots, Sanjay, 53, wanted six more months to surrender to complete his projects worth Rs. 278 crore.
His pending films include "Policegiri", "PK", "Unglee" and the "Zanjeer" remake.
Mumbai, April 17 : Producers of Sanjay Dutt's films are relieved after Supreme Court granted the actor four weeks time to surrender to serve the remaining period of his sentence in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
"Policegiri" producer T. P. Aggarwal told IANS: "Of course, it's a great relief for all of us. Now he has a month's time more to finish his projects. There were some more work pending like patch work and dubbing. I will speak to Sanjay and we will start the work in next two days."
New Delhi, April 17 - The Supreme Court Wednesday gave Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt four more weeks to surrender following his conviction under the Arms Act in the 1993 Mumbai bombings case.
The actor had asked the court for six months to complete his films. The apex court had pronounced its order March 21. While upholding Dutt's conviction under the Arms Act for possessing illegal arms, the court reduced his sentence from six to five years.
Sanjay has already completed one-and-half years in jail and has to serve the remainder three-and-half years. (IANS)
Mumbai, April 16 : Actor Sanjay Dutt, who was working in double shifts to wrap up his projects before surrendering himself, needs about a week's time to finish the shooting of "PK".
A source close to the team revealed that director Rajkumar Hirani had requested Aamir Khan to take time out from his schedule for "Dhoom 3" and be part of the shoot with Sanjay Dutt for "PK". A few portions are yet to be shot with Sanjay Dutt.
When contacted, Hirani said: "Yes, about eight days of shooting is left with Sanjay Dutt."
"PK" also features Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Rajput.
New Delhi, April 15 : Pleading that he had to do dubbing for a number of his pending films, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is likely to move the Supreme Court Tuesday to seek more time to surrender following his conviction in a 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
Senior counsel Harish Salve Monday said he will mention Dutt's application seeking six months to surrender in order to complete the dubbing work.
Dutt, 53, was sentenced to five years in jail by the apex court March 21 for illegal arms possession during the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. He was told to surrender by April 18.
Mumbai, April 5 : Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan has been flooded with at least 60 representations either seeking or opposing clemency for Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, an official said here Friday.
These representations have come from various individuals and organisations including politicians and celebrities across the country after the Supreme Court sentenced the actor to five years in jail for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
Governor's secretary V. C. Rastogi has sent all the petitions to the additional chief secretary of the state home department.
Mumbai, March 28 : The Deols - Dharamendra, Sunny and Bobby - Thursday wished luck to Sanjay Dutt who has been convicted under the Arms act for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings.
"This is my family. If they are hurt, so am I... my heart says that he will be out soon," said Dharmendra, who was seen with Sanjay in films like "Hathyar" and "Ilaaka", at a promotional event of his upcoming film "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2".
Mumbai, March 28 : Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been convicted under the Arms Act for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings, said Thursday he would "surrender" when the time comes and would not be seeking "pardon".
Speaking out for the first time since the Supreme Court verdict last week, Sanjay said there were many others who deserved a pardon more than him. The 53-year-old also appealed to the media for privacy.
New Delhi, March 28 : Press Council of India chairperson Markandey Katju Thursday said he would continue to seek pardon on humanitarian grounds for actor Sanjay Dutt and Zaibunissa Kazi, who have been sentenced to five years in prison for their role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings.
Clarifying his position after Sanjay told reporters in Mumbai that he would not seek pardon and would surrender within the given timeframe, former Supreme Court Justice Katju said: "Sanjay Dutt may not appeal for pardon, but I will appeal for his pardon. I think he deserves pardon."
Kolkata, March 25 : Showing solidarity with actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been sentenced to five years in jail in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said he has "already suffered a lot" for his "blunder" and wished him a "calm and peaceful life".
New Delhi, March 22 : Actor Sanjay Dutt, who was sentenced to five years in prison in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, had suffered for 20 years and should be pardoned on humanitarian grounds, Press Council of India chief Markandey Katju said Friday.
"I have sent an appeal to the Maharashtra governor requesting him to pardon Sanjay Dutt. I have said this on humanitarian reasons," the former Supreme Court judge told TV channel CNN-IBN.
"I am not questioning the Supreme Court verdict. I am raising this as a citizen, not as retired Supreme Court judge," he said.
Mumbai, March 22 : Priyanka Chopra, who has worked with Sanjay Dutt in films like "Agneepath" and lately in the "Zanjeer" remake, hopes the judiciary gives some respite to the actor keeping in mind his family.
The Supreme Court Thursday announced its verdict, and sentenced him to five years in prison in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. He was asked to surrender within four weeks.
Mumbai, March 21 : The third film in the "Munna Bhai" series is unimaginable without Sanjay Dutt, says director Subhash Kapoor, following the actor's conviction by the Supreme Court Thursday in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
The Supreme Court upheld the conviction of Sanjay and sent him to five years imprisonment. He has been asked to surrender within four weeks.
"I can't imagine 'Munna Bhai' series without Sanjay Dutt. But unfortunately, things are not in our hands. I feel it a very harsh punishment. I am surprised as much as you all are surprised with this news," Kapoor told IANS.