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Sanjay Dutt asks for more time before prison term

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Apr 15, 2013 | 10:40am EDT

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has asked for his upcoming prison term to be pushed back by a month so he can complete his latest film projects before he checks in to jail. The star is due to begin a five-year prison stint on or before 18 April (13) following a conviction for buying weapons from bombers responsible for the 1993 terrorist blasts in Mumbai, India. He has been racing to finish a number of movie projects as the deadline looms, and he has now asked India's Supreme Court to grant him a month's extension. Dutt filed the appeal on Monday (15Apr13), citing work commitments, according to Hindustantimes.com. The actor previously spent 18 months behind bars before appealing against his six-year sentence. He was freed on bail while he fought the case and a judge recently cut the sentence to five years.

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