From losing his mother, a failed marriage, severe drug addiction and serious court cases, this is not the life he wished for. In April 1993, he was accused of accepting weapons from Abu Salem and was arrested under the provisions of the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities for the Bombay Blasts case.
After serving his sentence, Dutt was released from Yerwada Central Jail on February 25, 2016.
Sanju Baba was in Delhi to speak at EEMA’s (Event and Entertainment Management Association) annual convention, and vented about all the feelings and struggles of his life in jail like a true khalnayak:
“When I was in prison, it was very difficult time for dad, Priya and me. She came to meet me on Rakhi and I gave her the coupons that I collected in jail. In the Pune jail, there are flies all over, billions of flies, in your hair, in your clothes and even in your food.
I learnt this – apna kaam karo, hope mat karo. I want to go across the country and speak to people about my life and share my journey. For me, life has not been beautiful.
I didn’t want them to see me in torn clothes and the topi. I didn’t want them to live with that image.
Substance abuse is something that you do if you want to do it. Once you get into it, it’s very difficult to leave. It is the worst thing in the world.
When my father took me to America (for rehab), they gave me a list (of drugs) and I ticked every drug on it, because I had taken all of them. The doctor told my dad, “What kind of food do you eat in India? Going by the drugs he did, he should be dead by now!”
“I didn’t leave drugs because of my family. I left because I wanted to be out of it. I didn’t want that life. That’s when you have to use willpower.”
We cannot imagine the suffering he has gone through and only wish he lives his life happily.
For us, readers, nothing more is left to hear and we cannot wait to watch him on the silver screen because the lion is out the cage.
Source: The Times Of India.