Sanjay Dutt: I was innocent then, I am still innocent

As Sanjay Dutt is all geared up for the release of his comeback movie ‘Bhoomi’, the actor spoke about the dark years of his life in an interview with IANS. He was asked if his bad experiences have made him stronger and wiser and whether he has learnt something from them. He replied, “A lot… I learnt a lot. I was innocent then, I am still innocent, but there are some life lessons learnt.” So for those unknown, the actor was arrested for illegal possession of arms in the 1993 case of Mumbai serial blasts which claimed the lives of around 250 people and injured many others.

He also spoke about how it’s a scary time for children, with many crimes against children being on the rise. He said, “It’s scary… I mean kids are not even safe in school, after whatever happened to the little girl in Gurgaon (rape of a five-year-old school girl), it can horrify any parent. Everybody has to be very careful as far as their kids are concerned. It’s a frightening time for parents regarding the security of their children. As a father, I always tell my kids to do their activity and come back home, spend time with us, spend time at home, because at least that is safer… ‘Baahar mahaul sahi nahi hai (the environment outside is not right)’. I think this is the time when we not only should start respecting women but also be careful and protective towards children.” (Also Read: Sanjay Dutt has a packed movie schedule. Details Inside)

Talking about his children, he has a daughter named Trishala from his first wife Richa Sharma (who expired due to a brain tumour in 1996). Trishala is all grown up now and resides in the US. He also has little twins named Shahraan and Iqra with his second wife Maanayata Dutt. Talking about his comeback movie ‘Bhoomi’, its is helmed by Omung Kumar and will be releasing on Sept 22, 2017.

Inputs from IANS