Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Sanjay Dutt faces harsh realities of life in prison
Sanjay Dutt faces harsh realities of life in prison:- Bollywood star Dutt, one of Bollywood's highest-paid actors reportedly earns more than $500,000 (U.S.) per film - but now serves as an apprentice in the jail's carpentry workshop.
Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt began a six-year sentence for receiving guns from gangsters, officials said on Wednesday has chosen carpentry as prison labour for which he will get paid about half-a-dollar a day,
Dutt, 48, was sentenced last week for getting an AK-56 rifle and a pistol from gangsters linked to India's deadliest bombings, which killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993. .
"As a normal procedure, he has been asked to choose some work and he chose carpentry," a jail official in the western city of Pune, where Dutt is lodged, said.
Dutt has to live a simple life and earn his living by working inside the jail like other inmates. The jail authorities will assign him the work today, as part of his rigorous imprisonment.
Posted by Nomi Awan at 2:49 AM