Bollywood star hands himself in for jail term

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Indian actor Sanjay Dutt has surrendered to a Mumbai court to go to jail for a weapons conviction linked to terrorism in the city in 1993.

In March, India’s Supreme Court sentenced Dutt to five years in prison for illegal possession of weapons supplied by mafia bosses linked to the attack, which killed 257 people in the Indian financial capital and entertainment hub.

The 53-year-old actor served 18 months in jail before being released on bail in 2007 pending an appeal, so he is to spend the next three and half years behind bars. The Supreme Court reduced his sentence from six years to five.

Despite the trial, Dutt’s Bollywood career has flourished.

He gained enormous popularity for a series of Hindi films in which he played the role of a reformed thug who follows the teachings of Gandhi.