Pune: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was released from Yerawada jail today on a month's parole ostensibly to take care of his ailing wife Maanyata.
Dutt was released from jail early Saturday morning, and he returned to his Mumbai residence.
The Bollywood star had applied for a month's parole saying he wanted to take care of his sick wife who has complained of chest pain and sudden weight loss earlier this month.
Soon after the parole application was sent, several media outlets splashed photographs of Maanyata attended Bollywood parties and appearing healthy. This led to a rethink in Maharashtra police circles.
Maanyata's cardiologist Ajay Chaughule said she has detected a large tumour growth on her liver and she is also suffering from irregular heart beats.
Sanjay Dutt was earlier given parole for a fortnight due to medical reasons Oct 1, which was extended by another 15 days and he returned to the jail Oct 30.
Known for his famous roles in films like "Munnabhai M.B.B.S", "Lage Raho Munna Bhai" and "Agneepath", Sanjay Dutt, 54, is serving the remaining 42 months of his five-year sentence for his involvement in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
He had served 18 months in jail before his trial began. He was again sent to jail on May 16, where he has been given the task of making paper bags which are sold outside through NGOs.