I only pray my son is not like me: says Sanjay Dutt

Culture Desk | Published: 22:18, Sep 16,2017 | Updated: 09:18, Sep 17,2017

 
 
Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt, whose life was caught in a web of drugs and legal hassles, says as a father, he does not want his son to be like him. The son of late veteran actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis, Sanjay fought a battle with drugs and went to rehab as well as served a jail term. He was arrested for illegal possession of arms in a case related to the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, in which over 250 people were killed and several hundred were wounded, reports Hindustantimes.com.
At the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit here on Saturday, Sanjay spoke uninhibitedly about his journey and struggles.
When asked how does he compare himself with his legendary father when it comes to fatherhood, Sanjay, a dad of three -- a son named Shahraan and two daughters, Trishala and Iqra, said, ‘My father raised us as normal children. I was sent to a boarding school... I went through the grind. And I am the same way with my children. I try to teach them the values of life, give them ‘sanskaar’, and teach them (that) respect for elders is very important even if they are your servants... And that you’ve got to value life. I only pray my son is not like me. Because what my dad went through, I don’t want to go through that.’
The father-son duo Sunil and Sanjay had together featured for the last time on screen in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. At one point during his time in jail, Sanjay had wondered why was he in prison despite being Sunil Dutt’s son.

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