With less than 24 hours to go for Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's release from the Yerawada Central Jail in Pune, his daughter, Trishala Dutt, can't contain her excitement and has begun the countdown!
Sanjay Dutt's daughter Trishala. Picture courtesy: Trishala's Instagram account
Trishala took to Instagram to share throwback videos from her father's films 'Kaante' and 'Khalnayak'.
While posting the video clipping of song 'Ishq Samundar Dil Ke Andar' from 'Kaante', Trishala wrote, “it’s past 12AM in Mumbai! which means in 24 Hours my lion is out of the cage and back in jungle @dutt1 #roamfree #countdown #anxiouslywaiting #iloveyou #excited #Icantwaittoseeyou #newbeginnings #prouddaughter.”
She also shared a clip from 'Khalnayak' where Sanjay wears a ghaghra-choli and dances to the tunes of 'Choli Ke Peeche'. “The countdown has begun...5 days left until my tough guy is free forever and comes home after 3 years.. #icantwaittoseeyou #loveyou,” she wrote.
The 56-year-old actor will be released after serving the remainder of his five-year sentence for possession of illegal arms in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case. Dutt is scheduled to step out of the jail around 9 a.m. on February 25 and will be received by his wife Manyata, children and other family members.
The release date of Dutt was first announced by his spokesperson in June last year amid speculation that the actor would be reward with an early exit from prison for his good conduct.
Trishala's childhood photo with father Sanjay Dutt. Picture courtesy: Trishala's Instagram account
Of the five-year sentence, Dutt has served more than 50 months in two installments, excluding the parole and furlough he was granted at various times on different grounds.
Dutt grabbed headlines when the then Mumbai police commissioner, late A.S. Samra ordered his arrest in 1993 for illegally keeping an AK-47 assault rifle. He spent 18 months in jail as an undertrial before he was granted bail and later, following a Supreme Court order in May 2013, he was sent to the Yerawada jail in Pune to serve the remaining 42 months of his five-year sentence.