Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt who has been found guilty in the Mumbai 1993 case, has been sentenced to imprisonment for 5 years. The Bollywood industry is in shock about the verdict and feel sorry for the actor and his family. TellyBuzz spoke to some of the actors and producers of the television industry to hear their reaction about the verdict given by the court today and their thoughts on the Indian Judiciary...
Sudhir Sharma, Producer (Sunshine Productions): I am not commenting on who is guilty and who is not but today it is sure that one can get punished despite being powerful; earlier it wasn't so. It is the media that has created awareness and the legal system has also become stronger. It is neither the media's job nor ours to comment about who is guilty and who is not. The Court will do its job.
It is very easy for us to say that things should be faster. Being a journalist, I have covered stories related to the court and am aware about the humungous number of cases they have to deal with. It is very easy for us to comment about what they should do, however we must understand the volume of cases they have to tackle.
Jd Majethia, Producer (Hats Off Productions): As a member of the industry, you will feel very sad for him, for his kids, the producers and his fans. It is a glum moment for the entire industry and his family. The projects depending on him will be stuck which will ultimately affect many lives. I haven't understood the details about the entire case so I don't want to comment on that.
All the cases should be sorted as soon as possible rather than dragging them for so long.If the trials are conducted at a faster pace then it would be better for our country. This case should have been wrapped up within 2-3 years. However it has taken 20 years for the same. A person should be in the right age and physical condition to accept and fulfill the terms of the punishment. The Indian system should make things go a little faster so that everything can be done at the right time.
Anas Rashid, Actor (Diya Aur Baati Hum): Though I don't know about the real situation, I would like to say that we must take a lesson from this issue that we all are equal in the eye of law. No one is small or big. We must understand that 'Jawaani mein hosh nahi khona chahiye' because whether this case or the case of Salman Khan the basic reason remains the same. Jawaani Ke Josh ko sambhal Ke rakha jaaye.They should think of their fans who like to wear the same colored shirt as their favorite stars wear. It's a sad thing that he has been found guilty.
Also it is extremely disheartening that our Indian Legal System is slow. It took 20 years for this case to reach to its decision. If he would have been given these punishments when the case actually took place it would have been much better for him and his life. Now he might be having health issues too. I truly believe in a democratic state but I am against it when it comes to delaying a case for so long. People grow old and die but their case still goes on. Our system should be fast and should be reformed soon.
Rithvik Dhanjani, Actor (Pavitra Rishta): I think this is just a stupid way of portraying that law exists in our country but for the people who are easy to be forced law upon and not the actual criminals. I think the government should focus their attention on people who are a threat to the society and not Sanjay Dutt.