03 December, 2020

Between Temples And Night Clubs

Thirteen years on, his wait for justice continues. Will the gods answer his prayers this time?

Shailendra Yashwant
Between Temples And Night Clubs
Days after Sanjay Dutt cancelled all work and held his breath to wait for a judgement in the 1993 bomb blasts case, he walked into a suburban Bombay nightclub. First he spoke some from the DJ's console and then played Metallica's Nothing Else Matters, followed by an apt Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd.

That's about as much as is known about how Bollywood's edgiest star is dealing with the approaching climax of a 13-year saga that will close with a judgement in the '93 bomb blast case. After the emotional nightclub appearance, he has hunkered down to wait silently for the verdict, postponing shooting on the nearly half-dozen films he has on hand. He did not promote his now cult hit movie, Lage Raho Munnabhai and cancelled a July birthday celebration, choosing to visit temples instead.

"He is worried like any normal person would be. This case is like a sword hanging over him for the last 13 years," says Dutt's lawyer Satish Maneshinde. Professionally, it is a period book-ended by Khalnayak on the one hand and...


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