With scores of photographers jostling and crowds craning to catch a glimpse of the Bollywood star, a visibly upset Sanjay Dutt left his Bandra home Thursday afternoon to return to prison to complete his sentence in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
A lot of big names from the film fraternity were there to show their support and solidarity towards ‘Munnabhai’, who has been convicted under the Arms Act for illegal possession of arms.
There were early morning prayers and celebrity visitors at Sanjay’s Bandra home, outside which stood hordes of fans, as the 53-year-old prepared to return to the prison in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
Dressed in a white kurta, with cropped hair and a tilak on his forehead, he waved at the media and fans before walking hand-in-hand with his wife Manyata towards his car.
Sanjay started the day with solemn prayers and a ‘havan’ conducted by a priest with his family members participating in the ceremonies, according to sources.
Since Wednesday night, Sanjay has been getting calls and visits from friends, colleagues and well wishers, sources said. Prominent among them were actors Salman Khan, Fardeen Khan and director David Dhawan with whom he has always shared a special rapport. Also there were Vashu Bhagnani, Rajkumar Hirani, Apoorva Lakhia, Raj Kundra, Bunty Walia, Bhushan Kumar and Sophie Choudry.