My heart weeps for Sanjay: Dharmendra

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 30, 2013 19:25 hrs

Legendary Bollywood actor Dharmendra Saturday said his "heart weeps" for Sanjay Dutt, who was sentenced to five years in jail by the Supreme Court March 21 for illegal arms possession during the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts.

"He is like my son. I grieve for every person who commits a mistake and gets punished for it. When it happens to a family member, my heart weeps," the actor said at a media conference at PVR Cinemas, Avani Riverside mall in Howrah.

"The film industry is our small family and Sanjay Dutt is like my son. Law will take its course, and I pray that my son Sanju is released fast," he said.

The actor, best known for "Sholay" and "Satyakam", was in Kolkata to promote his forthcoming film, Sangeeth Sivan's comedy drama "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2".

YPD2, slated to release June 7, stars Dharmendra and sons Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol in the lead. Giving them company on-screen are leading ladies Neha Sharma and debutant Christina Akheeva.

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