New Delhi: Finally countdown has begun for veteran Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt who is left with no option but to surrender after May 15 before jail authorities to serve three and half years’ jail term. There is hardly any option left before the actor to ward off the chances of being sent behind bars.

The Supreme Court on April 17 had extended the date for his surrender by granting him four more weeks’ time. The Apex Court had granted him partial relief on "humanitarian" grounds to surrender before jail authorities.

Sanjay Dutt had sought six months time from the Supreme Court to surrender so that he could finish his pending work to shoot for seven movies, including big-budget projects like filmmaker Raju Hirani's 'Peekay', 'Zanjeer' and others.

A total of over Rs 278 crore is riding on him. Dutt plays the role of a police officer in TP Agarwal's 'Policegiri' and requires at least a week’s time to complete this project.

Sanjay Dutt has been occupied by his work now-a-days to finish his filmy assignments.

Dutt, 53, was sentenced to five years in jail by the Apex Court on March 21 for illegal arms possession during the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts.

He was told to surrender by April 18 which was later extended till May 15.

As he has already served one-and-half years of imprisonment, he has to stay in jail for three-and-half years.

(JPN/Agencies)

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