`Freeman` Sanjay Dutt kissed motherland India to show respect

Mumbai, Feb. 25 (ANI): Sanjay Dutt, who is set free today after serving the remainder of his five-year sentence for possession of illegal arms, said that he loves his motherland and hence, kissed it and saluted the tricolour after coming out of the jail.

“I love my country. I have taken birth here and want to die here. That tricolor flag is the most important part of my life. I am proud to be an Indian. Hence I served my jail-term and today when I came out as a freeman, I kissed that mother land,” he told media here.

The 56-year-old actor was serving his last 42 months of jail-term at Yerwada jail in Pune. Speaking about his last few days in jail, Dutt said that excitement of freedom and being with family did not allow him to eat nor sleep.

“I could not sleep last night. Rather I could not eat anything for four days. I was just thinking that I will get out of this jail and spend my life with my family and won’t come back here again. Every prisoner feels so,” he added.

Before interacting with the media, Munnabhai visited Siddhivinayak Temple and his mother Nargis Dutt’s grave in the morning after he reached Mumbai with wife Manyata, Raju Hirani and some friends and family.

The actor, with his family, will now head to Salman Khan’s Panvel farm house, where the ‘Dabangg’ actor has made arrangements for a lavish party to welcome him. (ANI)

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