The Bollywood’s Khalnayak Sanjay Dutt have walked out of jail last month after being in and out for the past 23 years but the star says the feeling of freedom is yet to sink in.
56-year-old actor, who was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, served a 42-month sentence at Pune’s Yerwada jail.
Speaking at the India Today Conclave, “I was in solitary confinement. It will take a bit longer for me to feel free. There were so many restrictions, permissions to be take. I am getting used to live life like a free man. The feeling is yet to hit me. They imprison you mentally more than physically. They tell you what to do and what not do in prison.”
“It has haunted me all these years. It has haunted my family and especially my father. I am a patriot, my family is a patriot. I cannot think of harming my country. It did affect me a lot. But I thank people that they didn’t lose their faith in me and believed in me,” he said.
“I don’t think I let my father down. He knew I was not a terrorist. Before he died he told me that he was proud of me,” he also added.
Dutt said other than the day the weapons were found in his house, he has no regrets about anything as he has learnt the valuable lesson of not being brash.