Speaking out for the first time since the Supreme Court ruling last week, Sanjay appealed to the media for privacy and said: "...When I am not going for pardon, there is no debate."

An emotional Sanjay, who broke down while addressing the media, said he had the highest respect for the court. "This a very, very tough time," he said. "Just let me be in peace till I go in."

Sanjay Dutt. File Pic

He said he would be completing his work commitments.

He was accompanied at the press conference by his sister and Congress MP Priya Dutt.