Sanjay Dutt leaves a special court trying the cases of those accused in the 1993 Mumbai bombings in Mumbai, India.– AP (File) Photo

While his family and close friends may still nurture hope for pardon for him, Sanjay Dutt's conviction implies he will never be able to visit his daughter Trishala in the US. Laws in the US make it mandatory that no person convicted can obtain a visa to visit the country, according to reports in TOI.

A source close to Dutt revealed the actor's passport has been cancelled for the past five years. "Every time he had to travel abroad for outdoor locations, he would undergo a hearing before being handed a visa, that too for countries other than the US and Canada," the source said, adding: "He doesn't have a passport but there was always hope he could obtain a visa to visit the US. But with the Supreme Court sentence, it will be practically impossible for him to get a visa to the US, even if he is pardoned and doesn't go to prison. This conviction also means he cannot visit 90 per cent of the countries that he could till now."

This is yet another setback for the actor, who is going through a major crisis in life at this point in time. His near and dear ones though hope he may be able to hold a passport, after a few years of serving his sentence, or being pardoned, as the case may be.

Meanwhile, there seems to be a glimmer of hope as far as Dutt's professional life is concerned. His production company's second film, Hasmukh Pighal Gaya, to be directed by Sejal Shah (directorial debut), will go on floors in the second week of April, irrespective of whether he goes behind bars or is pardoned . Reportedly, Maanyata will oversee the production of the film that has been penned by the writers of Akshay Kumar's Oh My God - Bhavesh and Umesh.

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Comments (19)

S.P.Bansal
April 1, 2013 2:07 pm
He deserve that. In fact still more severe punishment should have been given. All this thing about Pardon is nonsense and never be thought of.
Gerry D'Cunha
April 1, 2013 4:40 pm
fame and shame for the actor and his respectable family
John
April 1, 2013 8:56 pm
If he is guilty, then it doesn't matter who he is, he has to face the punishment.
Raj NYC
April 1, 2013 10:12 pm
Her daughter can visit him in India!
Tom
April 2, 2013 12:13 am
Yes, like OJ Simson...
Khan
April 2, 2013 12:21 am
you are right. The point to be given a thought is, out of many who are guilty, some get caught and most of them do not. Over and above, if the decisions are targeted to settle the account against a soft person who cannot inflict more damage to any one, these decisions are more controversial. I think this is the case with him, like it was with Micheal Jackson
Beg
April 2, 2013 12:46 am
Narindar modi is guilty too but running election campaign so courts are biased
heera
April 2, 2013 1:12 am
Trishala doesnt like him.So why worry?
Chen
April 2, 2013 3:56 am
True ...but not the way it is implemented in pakistan
ummemuhammed
April 2, 2013 7:06 am
what about Raymond Davis?
Syed
April 2, 2013 12:47 pm
so if you are a convict, you cannot go to US, boy that CIA Contractor that killed couple of guys in Pakistan sure got lucky !!!
indian
April 2, 2013 2:26 pm
Sanjay Dutt should have been passed death sentence like the prime accused for conniving with terrorists and knowing in advance about the country's first ever bomb blast in history. He got away with a lighter sentence thanks to his family's name and political influence. Shame on bollywood producers who make films with him as hero. Let him rot in jail.
Arshad
April 2, 2013 2:42 pm
This case should be reconsidered.
Sradhanand From Mauritius
April 2, 2013 4:26 pm
Narendra modi has never been found guilty by any court in India Mr Beg
BEA
April 2, 2013 10:04 pm
If his daughter is so concerned about her dear father why can she not visit him in jail in India.
BEA
April 2, 2013 10:06 pm
Khan leave MJ out of it he was innocent court said he was unlike the court that said Dutt was guilty.
BEA
April 2, 2013 10:07 pm
well said, all these patitions and emotional clap trap is going on because he is an so called Actor if he was Joe public no one would care.
Khan
April 3, 2013 5:54 am
You mean HIS daughter?!?!?!
anil tiwari
April 3, 2013 9:43 am
Only God has mercy for sinners.
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