Before being shifted to Yerwada Jail, the tainted actor showed gratitude to the prison staff
It seems Sanjay Dutt has taken is Munnabhai films quite seriously. Before being shifted to the Pune’s Yerwada jail, the actor arranged for 500 tickets of his next film Policegiri for the prison inmates and staff.
An estimated Rs 100 crore is riding on Bollywood star with films like Zanjeer remake, Policegiri, Munna Bhai Chale Dilli and Peekay on floors. The Bollywood ‘Khalnayak’, who later re-invented himself with 'Gandhigiri' with his Munnabhai films, will be spending about three and half years in prison. Dutt will serve the remaining years of his five-year sentence for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
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Dutt was first picked up in 1995 from Mumbai airport on his way back from Mauritius. At that time, he was reportedly in a relationship with his ‘Khalnayak’ co-star Madhuri Dixit, even contemplating marriage. Though Madhuri was quick to distance herself from him, Dutt's arrest generated enough sympathy to make Khalnayak a box-office success. But it was his father who was worse-hit. Sources say that at an appointed hour, one could see Sunil Dutt carrying his son’s lunch and waiting to meet him.
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After his 18-month stint, he was back in films like Daud, Vastav, and Kurukshetra which got him critical acclaim, especially Vastaav. Later, he reinvented himself as a lovable don in the ‘Munnabhai ‘series which helped him change his public image to a great extent. His marriage to erstwhile item girl Maanyata finally brought some sort of semblance in his chaotic life. Dutt has twins with her.