Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was convicted under the Arms Act for illegal possession of an AK-56 rifle, is a free man today. Dutt, who was released from Yerwada Jail this morning, got a humongous welcome at Mumbai Airport and even at his residence where fans had gathered in huge numbers to catch a glimpse of the actor.
After meeting his family, few close friends and spending some quality time with them, Dutt addressed media outside his Pali Hill residence. One thing that completely stood out from all his statements was that Dutt didn’t want the media to mention the 1993 Bomb Blast case because he wasn’t convicted in the said case, but was sentenced under the Arms Act. “I am not a terrorist,” is what an emotionally and mentally drained Sanjay told media.
In all the 42 weeks that he spent in Yerwada jail, Sanju, as a jail inmate, had earned some money out of making furniture. Needless to say, like an obedient husband, he handed over his earnings to his wife Maanyata, who he calls as his ‘best half’, as soon as he reached home. “Manyata is my best half. She has been my pillar of strength throughout, even at times when I have been weak. I have handed over whatever I earned in the jail to her.”
Right from the minute he stepped out of Yerwada jail till he landed at his home in Mumbai, the one moment that stood out the most was Sanju kissing the ground right outside the jail, followed by a grand salute to the tricolour. “I love my country and I am proud of it. The country is my motherland, hence I kissed the ground and saluted the national flag on coming out of the jail,” he said.