Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt walked out of Pune’s Yerawada Jail on Thursday morning at 8:35 am, after serving 42 months of his five-year prison term at Yerawada Central Prison following his conviction in a case related to the 1993 serial blasts.
Whether it was the aiport in Pune or in Mumbai, fans turned up everywhere to cheer for the actor, who is now a free man ahaving served his sentence. His well-wishers also reached the Siddhivinayak temple, where devotees gave him a rousing welcome.
Fans danced to the beats of dhol outside the gate of the house of the actor, who was dressed in a blue shirt and a pair of denims. The 56-year-old made his way to his house through a sea of fans who raised their smartphones up in the air to capture the moment. Even as the “Khalnayak” star walked amid security, the fans showered their love by decorating him with garlands.
Sanjay, who was very close to his parents, also sought their blessings. Before heading home, he visited his mother’s (Nargis) grave in Marine Lines here, and later at his residential building, he stood with folded hands in front of a portrait of his father, Sunil Dutt.
These include a free meal of ‘Chicken Sanju Baba’ at south Mumbai’s Noor Mohammadi Hotel, 50 percent discount on all meals and free servings of a specially created item ‘Bhai-Baba Chal Mere Bhai’ at the Bhaijaanz Restaurant in Bandra, while an autorickshaw driver Sandeep Bachche offered free rides in Bandra to mark his freedom. Of the five-year sentence, Sanjay Dutt has served more than 50 months in two installments, excluding the parole and furlough he was granted at various times on different grounds. –