Sanjay Dutt was released from Yerwada Jail in Pune after spending 42 months there. Sentenced to five years in jail after being convicted under the Arms Act in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, Dutt controversially spent over 120 days out of prison on furlough and parole.
Dutt stepped out of the jail, put his bag down, touched the ground, saluted the flag flying on top of the jail and then left the final time with a prison official.
Here’s what that was like:
WATCH: Actor Sanjay Dutt released from Pune’s Yerwada Central Jail in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts casehttps://t.co/Rt5kH3VD4I— ANI (@ANI_news) February 25, 2016
Maanyata and Raj Kumar Hirani were outside the jail to meet the actor and he left soon after without addressing assembled media persons and fans.
At the airport, he briefly spoke with a reporter.
“There is no easy walk to freedom, my friends,” Dutt said. He also said that he had achieved a lot only thanks to the support of fans.
So what will his day be like today? Thanks to our sources, we’ve got a lowdown on what he’ll be doing today:
- Sanjay Dutt will board a chartered flight from Pune and land in Mumbai by 11 am.
- On landing in Mumbai, Dutt will head straight for the Siddhivinayak Temple in central Mumbai, a favourite among Bollywood celebrities, to pay his respects.
- He will then head to Marine Lines in south Mumbai to the grave of his mother, actress Nargis, to seek her blessings.
- After that, he will return to the family residence in suburban Bandra where he is expected to address the media. A constant stream of Bollywood celebrities is expected to drop in to visit the actor.