1. The first thing he remembered was his father. He said it would've given him immense happiness if he were alive today.
"I miss my father today. If he would have been alive, he would have been the happiest person. His only fight was to see his son free. Today, I can say dad I am free. I love you."
My biggest relief was when court said 'you are not a terrorist'. Miss my father who wanted to hear this all his life
2. Sanjay Dutt left jail with a salary of Rs. 450. Like a good husband", he gave the money he earned making paper bags, to wife Manyata. He also said he enjoyed being a radio jockey at YCJ!
"Manyata 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."
3. He urged the media to not associate his name with the 1993 Mumbai bombings anymore.
"I request the media that whenever they write or mention anything about me, don't write 1993 blasts case before my name... I'm not into it."
4. He said his celebrity status always came in his way while serving his jail term.
"I think this celebrity status made a lot of things difficult for me. I wasn't allowed to do many things, because I was a celebrity. But one can't afford to be weak inside the prison."
Let's take you back in time and give you these candid confessions he made in an interview before he went behind bars.
5. Speaking about his previous jail term, he said his fate was strange but God has been kind in helping him fight through!
"I feel I am the chosen one. I keep getting into trouble but keep coming out of it. God has always been there for me. I used to reassure myself that maybe if I was out I would have been killed and this is God's way of protecting me - by keeping me in jail. And so far I think I have fared well at all the tests he has taken."
6. Sanjay's drug problem began when he felt a sense of freedom in college. He didn't like the interference of anybody, not even his family.
"Someone asked me to try it once, I tried it and then it remained with me for the next nine years of my life. I always used to be in my own world. From heroin to cocaine, I tried everything that was there in the books. I used to sniff and take pills. I even used to inject drugs into my body."
7. He spoke about his days at the rehabilitation center and how his near-death experience changed his life.
"One day I had taken heroin and went to sleep. Woke up after sometime... My servant on seeing me, started crying and said that 'baba you've woken up after two days.' I was shocked. I went and saw myself in the mirror. My face had that drenched look and I knew it that if I don't stop myself now I will probably die. So I went to dad and told him to save me. He sent me to a well-known hospital and soon after that I was sent to America to a rehabilitation center."
8. After Sanjay's return to India, his drug peddler tried to pull him into drugs one more time.
"After I came back to India, my drug peddler visited me. I was shocked to see as I had not informed anyone that I was coming back. So then I opened the door and he said I have got some new stuff. Would you like to try it. It was that one moment that had to decide everything about how my life was going to be. I realised that if I say 'yes' now, I'll never be able to get out of it. And I said 'no'."
9. Sanjay said his jail experience has made him much more tolerant.
"I have become more tolerant now. Inside jail I was nobody. I used to sit and eat with robbers and thieves. It humbled me down. Broke my ego. I read the Bhagavad Gita inside jail. And my faith in God has only strengthened with time."
Sanjay's life looks like a perfect Bollywood screenplay. No wonder, Raju Hirani decided to make the biopic with actor Ranbir Kapoor playing the title role. Sanjay is hopeful the second innings of his life will be happier now.