A day after the hit 1991 film Saajan celebrated 25 years, Sanjay Dutt dismissed reports of friction with Salman Khan, who acted along with him in the movie.
Sanjay, 57, and Salman, 50, have been close friends for years but according to gossip and social media there is some tensions in that friendship. Sanjay told the media that it is not true.
“What jhagda? I went to his Ganpati celebrations when I was out on furlough and no one wrote about it. But he didn’t visit me after I returned and that was news. He’s a busy actor, he was shooting far away, he can’t be sitting at my house 24/7 but he’s still my younger brother,” said the Munna Bhai star.
Sanjay Dutt was released from prison after serving a sentence for illegall possession of arms.
“Every citizen should know the law because once you are in jail, no amount of money can buy you back your freedom,” he said. “In 1993, when I went to MN Singh (then Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime), he decided my case fell under the provisions of TADA. Had I known then what TADA meant, I’d have questioned it,” Sanjay said.
He also claimed to have been misrepresented as having received special privileges and extended furloughs while in prison. “I’d served out 18 months of the sentence earlier so I was entitled to furlough six months into my term this time. Every day hundreds of prisoners come out on parole and hundreds go back in, no one talks about them. Stardom is a doubleedged sword,” he said.
In jail, Sanjay Dutt read the Bhagvad Gita and the Puranas, learnt Marathi, used clothes lines and buckets as gym gear and earned money making paper bags.
On Monday, the actor was photographed with wife Maanayata, both looking cheerful and relaxed. “She helped me stay strong,” he said. – CINEWS