Sanjay Dutt talks about jail time and drug abuse


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Bollywood versatile actor Sanjay Dutt after spending almost three years in jail had been released from Yerwada jail in February this year. Though, he is a free man now but he cannot forget the days he had spent in jail. Speaking to EMA (Event and Entertainment Management Association) annual convention he made some heart wrenching confessions.

Talking about his recent stint in jail, he said, “In the Pune jail, there are flies all over, billions of flies, in your hair, in your clothes and even in your food. (Main makkhi nikaal kar daal pi jaata tha, mera co-accused daal nahin peeta tha.

“Maine usko bola, ‘Yaar, tu kab tak bhookha rahega?’ Usne poocha, ‘Tu makkhi wali daal kaise pi jata hai?’ Toh maine bola, Yahan protein nahin milta hai, daal mein protein hota hai)”, Times of India reported.

“Never hope. It is the most difficult thing. Once you cut that hope, life is easy, you survive so beautifully. In jail, there is nothing but hope. But when I decided ki mujhe koi hope nahin chahiye, the journey in jail became easy and passed quickly. I learnt this – apna kaam karo, hope mat karo,” he added.

He further said, “Kaun kehta hai gym nahin toh workout nahin kar sakte? Maine jail mein kiya. I was 110kg before I went to jail because I was drinking like a dog. Then I started running in the yard, lifting huge buckets of water.

“I used to hit nails (sic) in the wall till my knuckles hurt and wrists swelled. But still, I used to do it every day, because I wanted to break through the pain”.

Talking about drug abuse, Dutt said, “My journey with substance abuse has been about 12 years. There are no drugs in the world that I have not done. When my father took me to America (for rehab), they gave me a list (of drugs) and I ticked every drug on it, because I had taken all of them.

The doctor told my dad, ‘What kind of food do you eat in India? Going by the drugs he did, he should be dead by now!’. I didn’t leave drugs because of my family. I left because I wanted to be out of it”.

Source: Business Recorder

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