Sanjay Dutt recently finished his jail term for conviction in the case of Bombay bombings and soon prepped to make a comeback on the big screen with his recently released film Bhoomi.
The actor recently spoke about his troubled past, experiences in prison and relationship with his children.
The Munna Bhai star has two kids with wife Manyaata, Iqra Dutt and Shahraan Dutt. When asked if he was scared of his children’s reactions to his tumultuous past, the actor responded,”Honestly, I don’t fear that my kids will start hating me after knowing my story. That’s the truth and they have to know it and live with it.
“I feel it is better that they hear it from me than from somebody else. And, of course, once they know everything, they can learn from that too,” he added.
“I spend a lot of time with them now. They were too young when I was in jail. And if you ask me, I’d say I was lucky that it happened at that time,” he continued.
“But now, everything is okay. I am out [of the jail] and they are also slightly older. They are more understanding and aware of the situation, so they’ll understand things when I tell them.”
The actor also shared his thrill when Bhoomi, a revenge-thriller themed around sexual assault was offered to him. “When I got a chance to work in Bhoomi, I was more than happy to be a part of the film,” he quipped.
Sanjay also shared his struggles with smoking and recalled the time when his father, veteran actor Sunil Dutt would reproach him for the habit. “My father had caught me smoking in the bathroom. He took me inside the room and thrashed me. I know I need to stop smoking. I will attempt it once again, soon,” he confessed.
Earlier, in an interview with a leading tabloid, the Shootout at Lokhandwala star spoke about successfully overcoming drug abuse. “What is so enjoyable about anything mood-altering, when you can get the biggest high from life, family or your work? There’s something natural called adrenaline — there is no drug in the world that can replicate it. But that is the best high that anybody can get,” the actor asserted.
“Smoking marijuana, dope and all, is just mood-altering. When your mind is altered, how are you going to make decisions?” Sanjay remarked.
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