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Sanjay's friends disappointed with SC verdict

By: By: Upala KBR, <a href="http://www.mid-day.com/" target="_blank">Mid-Day</a>
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Though Sanjay Dutt is disappointed at not being allowed by the Supreme Court to contest the parliamentary elections from Lucknow on the Samajwadi Party ticket, he hasn't retreated into a shell or gone into depression. We catch up with family members and close friends of Sanjay Dutt:

Sunil Shetty
It's very unfortunate that Baba (Sanjay Dutt) couldn't contest but I am sure they have a strategy in place. I know for a fact that he was drawing more crowds in Lucknow than anyone in the history of politics and it would have been brilliant for his party as Sanju would have been a sure-shot winner.

I would have loved campaigning for him and nobody could have kept me away. Apart from being a dear friend of mine, he's a great human being. I have never campaigned for political parties but for my friends. Sanju never asked me to campaign. I volunteered on my own.

Sanju knows I will always be there for him. I know many stars who promised to campaign but shied away. I would never do that. I am personally very disappointed that Sanju couldn't contest. We need good people like him in politics.

Bunty Walia
I am disappointed but I guess that's the law of the land. I tried calling him after the verdict but he was travelling so I couldn't get through. It would have been great if he had been granted permission. Sanju is a darling of the masses and he could have got certain issues to the government.

Being in the Parliament as an MP was the best platform for him to voice the opinion of the people as the common man's voice is heard there. But I am sure even if he's not able to contest, Sanju has his goodwill and good work. He will always be there to help the people and make his voice heard.

Amitabh Bachchan
The decision of the Honourable Supreme Court must be respected.

Namrata Dutt (Dutt's sister)
I wouldn't like to comment on this. It's a decision of the Honourable Supreme Court.

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