Sanjay Dutt Reveals His Jail Journey And It Will Leave You In Shock
The ‘Khalnayak’ superstar, has lived a life full of ups and downs. And his downs were some major ones. The actor has just evolved stronger, victoriously conquering all battles of life. First a star kid, a promising debutant, a drug abused, a convict, a widow, fatherhood, legal battle and hassle, some box office success to jail term. The actor has lived through all odds of life. Now, Sanjay Dutt has dumbed his past behind and initiating a new chapter of his life.
However, the actor has something to say about various aspects that surrounded him through this tough journey.
Now a free man, Dutt still needs time to accept the fact that he is no longer a prisoner. In an exclusive interview he quoted, â€œI was in solitary confinement. It will take a bit longer for me to feel free. The feeling of freedom is yet to sink in. I have been in and out of jail for the last 23 years. There were so many restrictions, permissions to be take. I am getting used to live life like a free man. The feeling is yet to hit me.â€
Sanju Baba has a special piece of advice for everyone, â€œDon’t take freedom for granted. People should value it. Because I know what it truly means in all these years of my life. Freedom is more important than anything in life.â€
The actor who served a 42-month sentence at Pune’s Yerwada jail was released last month on February 25th, 2016. At the India Today Conclave, he said, â€œThey imprison you mentally more than physically. They tell you what to do and what not do in prison”.
He also mentioned, â€œI did not get any VIP treatment. In fact I was treated worse than normal inmates as everyone thought I was getting special treatment. The worse thing about jail was the food, it was terrible and not edible at all.â€
On imprisonment, he also added, â€œIt has haunted me all these years. It has haunted my family and especially my father.”
His Father, Sunil Dutt:
The ‘Munnabhai’ actor said his father, actor-politician Sunil Dutt, believed in him and before he passed away he had told him that he was proud of his son.
â€œI don’t think I let my father down. He knew I was not a terrorist. Before he died he told me that he was proud of me.â€
The superstar opened up about his drug problem which he said began after the death of his mother, actress Nargis Dutt.
â€œI am quite a shy person in real life. I got into the habit of drugs after my mother died and then it became chronic. I have done every drug there is.
â€œMy dad didn’t understand what was wrong with me, he is from Punjab. But then one day I couldn’t handle anymore and my dad took me to hospital. From there I went to a rehab in the US. And it has been 40 years since that incident and I haven’t looked back,â€ he said.
Underworld in the 90’s era:
Talking about the threat of underworld in the era of 90’s, Dutt said, â€œIn those times everyone from Bollywood was involved with the underworld. Everyone was getting calls, threats. I got the weapon from a producer not from the underworld,â€
Mr. Dutt, says “I am a patriot, my family is a patriot. I cannot think of harming my country. It did affect me a lot. But I thank people that they didn’t lose their faith in me and believed in me.â€
Sanjay Dutt said he wants to help jail reforms and people with drug abuse past. â€œI want to do something for them,â€ he said.
Finally, he mentioned, â€œI have come out to begin a new life.â€ We hope the superstar’s new innings be the best one he ever had!