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Hirani Shoots Sanjay Dutt Walking Out Of Pune Prison

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Actor Sanjay Dutt, who had been serving a five-year sentence in the Yerawada jail in Pune, was released today. The release comes 103 days ahead of his full term, and was awarded on account of good behaviour and welfare activities like running a radio programme inside the prison. The 56-year-old actor’s sentence began in May 2013, after he was convicted for illegal possession of arms under the Arms Act.

Reportedly, the actor’s friend and director-producer Rajkumar Hirani is directing a biopic of Dutt, with Ranbir Kapoor is the lead. Dutt’s exit from the prison was canned by Hirani, who had been waiting outside the gates to welcome the actor. According to a TOI report, this will be the first shot of the biopic. Later, Sanjay took a chartered flight to Mumbai, where his family lives.

Sanjay Dutt, son of veteran Bollywood actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis, started his acting career in 1981. He has starred in more than 100 films, including blockbusters like Rocky, Saajan and Munnabhai MBBS. He was arrested on April 19, 1993, for possession of an AK-56 rifle, which was a part of a cache of arms and explosives which landed in India prior to the serial blasts of March 1993. The blasts killed 257 people and injured 713. In his defence, Dutt has stated that the weapons were bought in order to protect his family during Hindu-Muslim rioting. In 2006, a special anti-terror court convicted 100 people, including Dutt, for the blasts. Twelve persons were awarded the death penalty and 20 others sentenced to life imprisonment.
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