Mumbai, Feb 26 (ANI): Celebrating Sanjay Dutt's release, Bollywood celebrities welcomed Dutt with open arms. Apart from celebs wishing the actor on social media, many of them, including Sophie Choudry, Shakti Kapoor and R. Madhavan, visited actor's residence to welcome him. Dutt's family and friends, including wife Manyata Dutt and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, were present outside the Yerwada jail in Pune to receive him on Thursday morning. Dutt was arrested for possessing a prohibited weapon AK 56 rifle under the Arms Act, in the Mumbai serial bomb blast case. Expressing his happiness, actor Shakti Kapoor said he met Dutt and could see drastic change in his behaviour. He further said Sanjay is a versatile actor and he will surely help him in whichever way he needs it.
Mumbai, Feb. 24 (ANI): With actor Sanjay Dutt set to walk out of Yerwada Jail in Pune on Thursday after serving 42 months under the Arms Act in the 1993 Bombay blast case, social activist Pradip Bhalekar on Wednesday filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Bombay High Court against his early release. Questioning the "special treatment" given to the actor, the PIL, which is likely to be taken up by the court on Thursday, sought the cancellation of the Maharashtra Government's decision to grant him a remission. The PIL urged the court to order the actor to serve his entire five-year sentence.