Sanjay Dutt walked free from the Yerwada jail on Thursday morning.

Sanjay Dutt will rock in second innings says Rajkumar Hirani By http://www.bollywoodhungama.com, via Wikimedia Commons
news Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 09:34

Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani is confident that actor Sanjay Dutt, who was released from the Yerwada jail near Pune on Thursday, will have a great second innings.

Read: Sanjay Dutt walks out as a free man from Yerwada jail, early release for 'good behaviour' 

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 in Mumbai on Wednesday.

56-year-old Dutt walked out of Pune's Yerawada jail on Thursday morning after he was granted remission in his five-year sentence.

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.

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