MUMBAI, India (AP) — Popular Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt says he has not sought pardon for a 1993 weapons conviction and will serve his prison sentence as ordered by India's Supreme Court.
Dutt broke his silence a week after the court sentenced him to five years in prison for illegal possession of weapons supplied by Mumbai crime bosses linked to a 1993 terror attack that killed 257 people.
He told journalists Thursday: "I respect the Supreme Court's verdict. I have not applied for any pardon."
Dutt broke down repeatedly while reading out a statement and hugged his sister who is a Congress party lawmaker.
Dutt said he hopes to complete as many of his pending film projects in the four weeks that the court has allowed him before he reports to prison.