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Happy Sanjay Dutt will be a free man again: Bollywood celebrities

Filmmakers like Sanjay Gupta, Mukesh Bhatt among others have expressed happiness that actor Sanjay Dutt will finally walk out of jail this February.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: January 7, 2016 8:31 am
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Filmmakers like Sanjay Gupta, Mukesh Bhatt among others have expressed happiness that actor Sanjay Dutt will finally walk out of jail this February.

Dutt, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and currently lodged in Pune’s high-security Yerawada Central Prison, will walk out of jail on February 27 after the Maharashtra government cleared a proposal for remission of his sentence.

Producer Boney Kapoor hoped that Dutt walks out of the jail as a changed person.

“I am very happy for him. He is someone who deserves to be out. I hope he comes out as a better man, a better person and a better actor.”

Gupta said, “It’s fantastic that he will be a free man again and finally be home with his family. His long and painful ordeal will end and he can start life afresh. I am personally very pleased,” he told PTI.

Dutt is being given remission as per the jail manual after clearance from the Home department.

Minister for State (Home) Ranjit Patil signed the file allowing Dutt’s release, without penalising him for reporting late from his furlough in January 2015.

Producer Mukesh Bhatt said he was happy the “Munnabhai” actor will now lead a normal life. (Read: Actor Sanjay Dutt to walk out of Yerawada jail on February 27)

“I am very happy to hear the news. Finally he has served his term, has washed his hands clean and will now lead a normal life. And this on the fact that he has been released on his good behaviour during his term. I am extremely happy.”

Director Anubhav Sinha said, “I’ll be so happy for him when he gets out. He will finally be a free man.”

Dutt was sentenced to five-year imprisonment after he was convicted for possessing an illegal weapon, part of the cache meant to be used during the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts in which 257 people were killed.

The 56-year-old actor was jailed in 1996 and spent 18 months behind bars before walking out on bail.

In 2013, the Supreme Court sentenced him to five years in prison for the crime. Dutt is now completing the remaining prison term of 42 months.

After he was sent to Yerawada jail in May 2013, Dutt had been out on parole twice and an equal number of times on furlough.

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    Arun K.
    Jan 7, 2016 at 7:15 am
    I have always felt Sanjay Dutt has been more sinned against than sinning. For one act of foolish indiscretion at a young, immature age, both Sanjay and his family have paid dearly. The poor, Mr Dutt Senior, a decent, compionate man, left this world with a heart full of sorrow at his son's fate. Sanjay's sentence should have been commuted in view of the over 20 long years of prosecution he had to endure, with all the humiliations a public figure has to undergo. In the US his long drawn out prosecution in itself would be a sufficient reason for his release under the doctrine of cruel and unusual punishment. In any event, I suggest that Sanjay's friends and colleagues from the movie industry, as many as possible, either come out to receive him at the prison gate, or hold a day of big time celebration as a welcome back for him. It would help to mitigate some of the suffering he and his family have endured. It would be good for the industry too. When we honor a person who has been overly punished, in a sense we honor ourselves. .. Arun Kumar Chhabra, Esq, Washington, DC, USA
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      Azhar Ali
      Jan 7, 2016 at 5:00 am
      It is really a happy news for the family, friends and thousands of fans of the Bollywood celebrity Sanjay Dutt that he will finally walk out from behind bars after having served his five-year sentence in February and complete his movies pending for his absence. Good Luck!
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        Haresh D.
        Jan 17, 2016 at 7:54 am
        Very happy news . Wish you all the best, Sanju Baba !
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          Me Marathi
          Jan 7, 2016 at 7:02 am
          This b@stard be tried newly for terror support role and hanged.
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            Jan 7, 2016 at 2:36 am
            India media should stop glorifying convicted criminals and anti - nationals. Indian society require compion, love, and national spirit where individuals can grow with pride. Strengthening India come from strengthening individuals with mutual respect. Glorifying criminals will damage the society to an irreparable state. Media should have moral responsibility to decide what is the best interest of the society.
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