1993 Mumbai Blasts: Five-Year Jail Term for Sanjay Dutt

The Supreme Court has pronounced its verdict on actor Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 Bombay blasts case. The conviction has been upheld and he has been sentenced to 5 years in jail. Dutt has already served 18 months of his term in prison and he has 4 weeks to surrender. His friends are shocked to hear the verdict and expressed their solidarity on the social media.

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National Film Awards Announced

"Paan Singh Tomar", based on the true story of an Indian athlete who turns into a dreaded outlaw, struck gold at the National Film Awards announced on Monday, bagging top honours for best film and best actor in a rare triumph for Bollywood.

In its citation, a jury headed by film-maker Basu Chatterji praised the movie directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, lauding its "sleek and sensitive handling of a not-too-common subject with remarkable aplomb."
Irrfan, who played Paan Singh Tomar, shared acting honours with Vikram Gokhale who won for the Marathi film "Anumati".

"Vicky Donor", a light-hearted take on sperm donation, was the other Bollywood film to win in key categories at the 60th edition of the awards, taking trophies for the male and female supporting roles and sharing the award for best popular film with Malayalam film "Ustad Hotel".

Annu Kapoor won the supporting actor honour for his turn as the fertility clinic doctor in "Vicky Donor", while Dolly Ahluwalia, who played the sperm donor's mother in the film, shared the supporting actress prize with Kalpana for the Malayalam film "Thanichalla Njan".

Source : Reuters.com