Its close to 2 o clock in the dead of the night… Im lolling around sleepless (how sad) and there is this yet another show in NDTV with a panel discussion scrutinizing if Sanjay Dutt got too harsh a treatment.
Im forced to ask this question but would the media rally behind Dutt and the film fraternity if there was another guy convicted and he didnt enjoy any sort of leverage as does the Dutt? Just because Dutt Jr does two Munnabhai films and the second one about Gandhi’s principles, does it automatically make him immune to the justice system in India. If thats the logic the media expects to follow, save the democracy and lets have repeated reruns of Guddi on all channels for one full day.
Not few days was a report going like this … “Sanjay Dutt has now been shifted to Yerawada jail. Audience may be interested to note that Mahatma Gandhi too was at one time imprisoned in Yerawada Jail”. The hearts of the news channels to compare Dutt with Gandhi… grrrrrrrrrr.
Whats more surprising is a petition from a handful of well known celebrities (read film personalities) to release Dutt. Maybe Dutt has reformed, maybe he really is a changed man, but then law will have to take its own course and as Joey says “Dont do the crime if you cant do the time”. If it is illegal for one to possess arms and one was also aware of the bomb blasts beforehand, its ghastly to look at all the efforts being made to build a romanticized image of a person that is guilty as charged.
And far from bringing a balanced viewpoint that a news channel should be providing, its quite surprising to see the media taking sides and making a mockery of judiciary making it look like a idiotic dumb villian of the Hindi movie industry.