Mumbai: Actor-politician Jaya Prada is expected to meet the Governor of Maharashtra, K Sankaranarayanan on Tuesday evening, in an attempt to request him to pardon Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was sentenced for five years in jail in the 1993 Mumbai bombings.
Jaya Prada, who is a Member of Parliament and used to be with the Samajwadi Party, will be reportedly accompanied by politician Amar Singh to meet the Governor.
Jaya Prada earlier said she believed that Sanjay Dutt was innocent and has suffered a lot already.
Veteran actress Jaya Bachchan also expressed her support for Sanjay Dutt and said she would meet the Governor too.
Several political leaders and film personalities have voiced their support for Dutt as the clamour for granting pardon to the Bollywood actor is growing louder since the Supreme Court sentenced him on Thursday.
The Supreme Court sentenced for five years Sanjay Dutt to jail for illegal arms possession during the Mumbai bombings that had killed 257 people in 1993 in the nation's financial hub.