The women such as Bollywood veteran actress and Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan, Bollywood item girl Rakhi Sawant have expressed their mamata (motherhood) on the 53-year-old Bollywood actor. Now, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Lok Sabha MP from Rampur, Jaya Prada too joined the group.
According to sources, Jaya Prada along wih expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh sought an appointment with Maharashtra Governor. Confirming the news, a Raj Bhawan spokesperson was quoted as saying, "Amar Singh and Jaya Prada have sought appointment with the Governor on the Sanjay Dutt issue on Tuesday."
The sources informed that the duo would seek pardon for the actor as they believe "he has suffered a lot." The West Bengal CM too shares the similar opinion on Dutt.
Ms Banerjee on Monday, March 25 was quoted as saying, "Many requests from the civil society and film personalities have come to me to see that Sanjay does not suffer any more. Though it is not in my hand, I feel that he has already suffered a lot for the blunder he committed earlier. From complete wreck, he has again picked up his career to unfold his potential."
Speaking about Sanjay's father, a Congress MP, Ms Banerjee said, "I knew Sunil Dutt ji during my Parliament days, when together we strongly fought against TADA. Eventually, government had to withdraw TADA. It was good that TADA was eventually withdrawn."
"If he were alive, he would have no doubt made all efforts to see that Sanjay does not suffer any more. My heart also echoes the same sentiments. Let us all pray that Sanjay lives a calm and peaceful life," added the Trinamool Congress chief.
Earlier Jaya Bachchan announced that she would appeal to Maharashtra governor K Sankarnarayanan to pardon Dutt. Jaya's demand came close on the heels of Katju's appeal that Dutt had suffered for 20 years and should be pardoned.
"I agree with everyone that he has suffered a lot. I believe that he should not be given such a big punishment. He is a changed man now. I'm going to personally appeal to the governor and ask him to pardon him," the Samajwadi Party MP said.Recently, Rakhi, who is also known as Bollywood's drama queen, also claims that she would rather be ready to go to jail to save Sanjay from facing any more embarrassment and humiliation.
The apex court recently upheld Sanjay's sentence following which the actor has to serve five years behind bar as he has been convicted in illegal arms possession act.