New Delhi: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is going to walk as a free man tomorrow, the 25th of February. Not only is the entire film fraternity waiting for him to walk past those iron bars, but a chartered plane too. The actor who earned Rs 440 in his time in prison will fly from Yerwada jail near Pune to Mumbai in a chartered plane, costing not less than Rs 5 lakh.
Despite his celebrity status, Sanjay will not be given a farewell by his inmates and his exit will be a low key affair.
On reaching Mumbai early in the morning anytime between 6:30 to 8 A.M, it is being said that he will seek blessings at the Siddhivinayak Temple. Our sources also reveal that he will visit his mother Nargis's grave situated in Marine lines. Post that he will perform a small Puja at his father Sunil Dutt's portrait.
The Bollywood superstar was arrested on April 19, 1993, for possession and destruction of an AK-56 rifle, which was a part of cache of arms and explosives which landed in India prior to the serial blasts of March 1993.
In April 1993, he spent 16 months in prison and was granted bail in October 1995 but was re-arrested in December 1995. He was again released on bail in April 1997. The case came to court in 2006 and during the period of 2006–2007, Dutt spent seven months in Arthur Road Jail and Pune prison on three occasions for the offences.
He was sentenced to six years rigorous imprisonment under the Arms Act on July 31,
2007 by the TADA court.
In 2013, the Supreme Court of India upheld the TADA court's decision but reduced the jail term to five years. In December 2013, he was granted 90 days and for 30 days later. Owing to his good behaviour in the prison, Sanjay is getting released almost eight months before the scheduled date.
To celebrate the homecoming of Sanju Baba, a party is being hosted at his house. His wife Manyata has been planning this party for quite some time now. His friends from Bollywood Ajay Devgn, Apoorva Lakhia, Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Bunty Walia and Rajat Rawail are expected to grace the occasion. His close friend Salman Khan might also be present.