According to a report published in Times of India, US laws claim that a person, who has been convicted, never be given US visa to visit the country. Now, with the Supreme Court's final judgement on Dutt, it is clear that the actor will never get chance to meet his daughter on America's soil. [Update: Shattered by SC verdict, Sanjay Dutt says Good Bye to Twitter]
A close source of the actor was quoted as saying, "Every time he had to travel abroad for outdoor locations, he would undergo a hearing before being handed a visa, that too for countries other than the US and Canada."
"He doesn't have a passport but there was always hope he could obtain a visa to visit the US. But with the Supreme Court sentence, it will be practically impossible for him to get a visa to the US, even if he is pardoned and doesn't go to prison. This conviction also means he cannot visit 90 per cent of the countries that he could till now," added the source.
The Supreme Court on Thursday, March 21 upheld actor Dutt's conviction under the Arms Act, but reduced his sentence from six to five years in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Since the actor has already served 18 months of jail, now he has to spend another three-and-half-year in prison. Dutt has to surrender within four week's of apex court judgement.
Many celebrities and politicians joined the group demanding pardon for Dutt as they believe that he has already suffered a lot. Jaya Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Markandey Katju, Shatrughan Sinha, Jaya Prada, Amar Singh and many others are there in the group.
The new entrant in the group is actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi who on Thursday, April 4 said, "He has suffered a lot. If he gets mercy, then nothing like it. He is regretting what he has done. He is a nice person. I pray for him from the bottom of my heart. My sympathies are with him."