Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani is looking forward to the release of his “Munnabhai” star Sanjay Dutt tomorrow and is confident that the actor will have a great second innings.
Hirani, who directed Dutt in “Munnabhai MBBS” and “Lage Raho Munnabhai”, is now collaborating with the actor on his biopic and the third film in the “Munnabhai” series.
“We are happy that Sanju is coming back. He has served his term and is ready to begin his second innings. Indians are famous for scoring well in the second innings.
“I am sure he will come and rock. I look forward to his biopic and also start “Munnabhai 3” very soon,” Hirani said here.
56-year-old Dutt is set to walk out of Pune’s Yerawada jail tomorrow after he was granted remission in his five-year sentence.
“Dutt will be released tomorrow (February 25) in the morning around 10 AM in keeping with the normal procedures as applied to every prisoner who has completed his sentence and jail term,” Yerawada Jail Superintendent U T Pawar said.
Dutt was lodged in the Yerawada prison in May 2013 to undergo remainder of his sentence after being convicted for illegal possession of arms under the Arms Act.
The Bollywood star was arrested on April 19, 1993, for possession and destruction of an AK-56 rifle, which was a part of cache of arms and explosives which landed in India prior to the serial blasts of March 1993.
During the investigation and the marathon trial, he spent 18 months in jail.