The Indian Supreme Court has granted Sanjay Dutt an four weeks to surrender and return to jail for firearms offences at the time of the Mumbai bombings of 1993.
The actor was originally ordered to surrender on 18 April but had requested an additional six months to complete his film projects.
Dutt was convicted in 2006 of buying firearms from the bombers involved in the attacks on Mumbai which left more than 250 people dead and hundreds injured.
The Supreme Court cited "humanitarian" grounds for the extension of the deadline.
In its ruling, the Court said: "Considering the peculiar facts and circumstances of the case and reasons stated in the petition, we are not inclined to extend the time by six months. However, we extend the time by four weeks from tomorrow. It is made clear that no further extension will be granted."
Dutt has completed one-and-half years in jail and has to serve the remainder three-and-half years of his sentence.
The actor is involved in film projects worth more than £30 million, including Aamir Khan-starrer 'Peekay', 'Policegiri' and the remake of the 1973 film 'Zanjeer'.
Dutt was also set to reprise his role as 'Munnabhai' in the third film of the blockbuster franchise.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS