Actor Sanjay Dutt came home from jail on August 26 to a warm welcome from his colleagues. Mr Dutt, 56, is on a 30-day parole from Pune's Yerawada Jail because his daughter Iqra is having nose surgery. The actor was at the Khar police station on Thursday to mark attendance. (Also Read: Sanjay Dutt is Home For 30 Days From Jail, For Daughter's Surgery). On the evening of August 26, Sanjay Dutt was photographed at his Bandra home with wife Maanyata and filmmakers Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Sanjay Gupta.
Both are long time collaborators of the actor. Vidhu Vinod Chopra directed Sanjay Dutt in 2000's Mission Kashmir and produced Parineeta and the Munna Bhai films starring him. Under Sanjay Gupta's stewardship, Mr Dutt has appeared in a series of films including Aatish, Khauff, Jung, Kaante, Musafir and Shootout at Lokhandwala. Sanjay Dutt's frequent breaks from jail have been criticised in the past as evidence of VIP treatment. The last time the actor was given leave from jail was in December 2014. Between May 2013 and 2014, Mr Sanjay Dutt spent over 118 days out of prison. Mr Dutt was found guilty in 2013 of acquiring illegal weapons from those involved in the 1993 attacks in Mumbai. Mr Dutt was sentenced to six years in jail in 2007; he served 18 months but then was out on bail, fighting the conviction until a court in March 2013 ordered him back to jail in Pune. Sanjay Dutt was last seen in Aamir Khan's 2014 hit PK, produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.