'Before he died, my father said he is proud of me': Sanjay Dutt speaks up after release from jail


Mar 19, 2016 12:19:33 IST

New Delhi: Actor Sanjay Dutt, who was released from the Yerwada prison in Pune last month, says that he has no regrets but he doesn't want to be known as either Munnabhai or Khalnayak, but as Sanjay Dutt only.

"I have no regrets. I have taken it (prison sentence) in a positive way. Sanjay has grown up, become a little bit clever. I just want to be Sanjay. I don't want to be Munnabhai or Khalnayak. I think people love Sanjay Dutt," Sanjay said at the India Today Conclave 2016 here on Friday.

Before he died, my father said he is proud of me: Sanjay Dutt speaks up after release from jail

Sanjay Dutt waves as he is escorted by officials from Yerwada Jail. AFP

He also said that now he aims to do some "great cinema".

"I am going to do some great cinema. I want to do good movies. I don't want to do films because I am compelled to do them. I want to make a difference... Just try to change the genre in the industry," he said.

About his future projects, he said: "I maybe doing a film with Siddharth Anand. Another one with Vidhu Vinod Chopra and then (the third part of) Munnabhai, which comes out in 2017."

Asked about the biopic on his life, Sanjay quipped that two hours are not enough to document it.

Sanjay, who was absolved of involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts but convicted for illegal possession of arms, said that he has "learnt" from that incident.

"I don't have any regrets, but I learnt from it. I learnt the law of the land. I learnt not to be brash, I learnt not to think from the heart but from the mind," he said.

The actor also said that he never let his father, the late actor Sunil Dutt, down.

"I never let him down. He knew whatever I may have done, the act of terrorism was never there. Before he died, he told me that he was always proud of me. I will never forget that. That was the day he hugged me," he added.

The actor, who served a few years in prison, now wants to work for jail reform.

"I want to do a lot for jail reform, for the drugs and for the youth. The sipahi runs the jail. There were couple of sipahis in my jail. I used to sit with them. Used to help them," he added.


Updated Date: Mar 19, 2016 12:19:33 IST