Sanjay Dutt walks free: An emotional homecoming

Feb 26, 2016, 09:02 IST | Gaurav Dubey

Actor Sanjay Dutt who was released on Thursday was welcomed with a big heart by his fans

Actor Sanjay Dutt who was released on Thursday was welcomed with a big heart by his fans.

Sanjay Dutt's prison time finally came to an end on Feb 25 when the actor walked home a free man.

The actor, who was released on Thursday morning from Yerawada jail, took a charter flight from Pune to Mumbai. As the actor landed back in the city, many fans were spotted at the airport trying to catch a glimpse of the superstar.

Apart from the fans, his entourage included his wife Maanayata and close friends.

Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt addresses a press conference outside his residence in Bandra, Mumbai

From the airport, the actors' entourage was headed to Siddhivinayak temple where the actor, along with his family and friends, took blessings. In the process, a small verbal altercation took place between the cops and the media. After this, the actor went to his mother's graveyard where he was seen a bit emotional.

The superstar's house in Bandra was all decorated with fans gathered around with dhols and flowers to welcome the actor. As soon as he reached his house, Sanjay was overwhelmed to see the crowd gathered to welcome him. The actor without wasting a minute got out from the car and met the fans while walking home.

After reaching his residence Imperial Heights, the actor interacted with media.

Sanjay Dutt was seen surrounded by Salman Khan's security guards. His family was present to welcome him when he reached home.

Excerpts from the press conference addressed by Sanjay Dutt:

"Maanayata is my best half. She has been my pillar of strength throughout, even at times when I have been weak. I have handed over whatever I earned in the jail to her.

I love my country and I am proud of it. The country is my motherland, hence I kissed the ground and saluted the national flag on coming out of the jail.

Since 23 years I wanted to be a free man and now that the day has arrived, the feeling has not sunk in yet. I am still unable to come to terms with the fact that I am not out on a parole or furlough. I am missing my dad today. His only wish was to see his son free."

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