Twitter Outrage – Bollywood Celebrities Shocked over #SanjayDutt arrest

It seems actor Sanjay Dutt’s past has finally caught up with him, as the Supreme Court of India upheld the decision of the TADA court and sentenced him to five years in prison. The court has ordered him to surrender within four weeks. And, since Bollywood is one big family, the fraternity is reacting quite strongly. Within minutes of the court announcing its decision, celebrities took to Twitter and expressed shock and horror at the court verdict.

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from most of the Tweets it is obvious that besides Sanjay’s fans, even the Bollywood folks are not at all happy with the way things have turned out for the actor. Here’s looking at what Sanjay’s friends and colleagues have to say…

Mahesh Bhatt: Heart Broken: Just heard that Sanjay Dutt has to go to jail for 5 years. I expected mercy! Alas it did not happen

Tanishaa Mukerji : Ridiculous what is happening with Sanjay sir @duttsanjay !He does not deserve 2 b treated like this by his brethren! I am shocked &saddened!

Vishal Dadlani: I stand with @duttsanjay , always will. He’s my brother. He made mistakes, but he’s served more than his time, in terms of mental stress.

I am not contesting/denying the law, but it breaks my heart that @duttsanjay ‘s to face this.He has done so much, so selflessly for so many!

When I barely knew him, I needed some personal help in a family matter. I just asked, and @duttsanjay went above and beyond duty, to help. HE called ME (remember, I barely knew him then), EVERYDAY till it was sorted. Made things happen. Wish ppl could know how many he’s helped.

Shekhar Ravjiani: He’s the most loved person in the business. One of the nicest people I know. Man with a big heart. My brother. I m with u @duttsanjay

Arjun Rampal: My heart goes out to Sanju and his family. Just numbed by the news.

Hrithik Roshan: I cannot comprehend. I know d law is d LAW. But I can bet my Life 2 say that Sanju sir doesn’t deserve this! D most loved man!i stand for Sanjay dutt.

Priyanka Chopra: My heart goes out to Sanju sir and his family..the nicest gentlest person..I pray for some respite for him through our judiciary..

Kunal Kohli: the ’93 blast case should NOT be made about Sanjay Dutt.The Real planners are sitting safely in Pakistan like Osama Bin Laden was

Farah Khan Ali: OH Nooooooooo! Dear God, no.  Sanjay Dutt is a very good Man who doesn’t deserve this sentence. God give him the strength. Prayers and more with his family

Karan Johar:I am truly shattered to hear of Sanju’s sentence…the nicest guy i have known just doesnt deserve this…my heart goes out to him….

Hansal Mehta ‏: Sad the @duttsanjay has to face a harsh sentence after going through so much already. And the real criminals still go scott free.

Dabboo Ratnani: Shattered to Hear about @duttsanjay …Love Him…He is Like My Elder Brother & has a Pure Heart of Gold. God give Him Strength #SanjayDutt

Shweta Pandit: All i can say is @duttsanjay is indeed one of the most loving & nicer people i’ve met in the industry. This sentence is just too harsh!

Pritish Nandy: Sad for Sanjay Dutt. He is paying for what was an act of folly. He is no traitor. He made a mistake. He is paying for it. Hugely.

I will be very sad to see Sanjay Dutt go back to jail… where I used to meet him years ago. A second term will destroy the man.

And I cant even meet Sanjay. I am in Kolkata to inaugurate Sanjay Bhattacharya’s new art show. Tomorrow at Emami Chisel 6pm.

Mubina Rattonsey ‏:One of the nicest,most selfless n a truely genuine man @duttsanjay has been sentenced again..This is heart breaking…this is unfair.

Aftab Shivdasani: Sad to know the verdict on Sanjay Dutt, my heart goes out to him and his family..he was a fighter, is one and will always be one..

Anubhav Sinha: Sending out a big big hug to Sanju. The most forgiving man I know. Sad he could not be forgiven himself.

Ashoke Pandit: Real culprits behind 1993 blasts sitting in Pak shd be brought back & hanged.Sanjay Dutts Judgement a big blow 2 d film industry.

Celina Jaitly: ‏I am shocked to hear the verdict on Mr Dutt.. My heart goes out to the Dutt family ..We all love you Mr Dutt ..

Bipasha Basu: Saddenned n shocked with the news about Sanjay Dutt’s Jail sentence.Strength to him n his family.

Arshad Warsi:  ‏I am numb, I don’t know what to say. Sanjay Dutt is not a criminal. This is too harsh a decision.

Sophie Choudry: @duttsanjay has served time & paid the price mentally for 20yrs. We respect the law but for those who knw & luv him this is shattering.

Hansal Mehta: ‏Life has been unfair to @duttsanjay. Hopefully, there is some legal recourse available. He has already been punished for his offense.

Whereas Sanjay Dutt has already served 18 months of his term in prison. For the remaining time of five years he will have to surrender in 4 weeks.

This was Sanjay Dutts last tweet on March 20th.

Sanjay Dutt: ‏It’s late in the night. Have an early morning shoot for policegiri. Good night and big Jaadu ki jhappi to all my lovely fans.