Yes, my lion comes home: Trishala on Sanjay Dutt’s release
Sanjay Dutt’s daughter Trishala Dutt is thrilled that her father is soon to be a free man.
Actor Sanjay Dutt, who has been serving prison term in Pune in connection with the 1993 Bombay blasts, will be a free man tomorrow morning. And one person who is most eagerly awaiting his return is his New York-based daughter Trishala Dutt. “Yes, my lion comes home! A lot of things are going on in my mind right now. I’m so excited for him to come back, start working, and live a happy, healthy new life. It’s a new beginning for him and I’m thrilled,” she says.
The 26-year-old won’t be able to come to Mumbai to welcome him, as she is doing her masters and cannot leave school right now. “I will 100% come to Mumbai and meet him this year. However, I have my own business at the moment and I decided to go back to school to obtain my masters degree, so currently I’m unable to leave the states as I do not have vacation. But as soon as I get my vacation, first stop is Mumbai!” she says.
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The last three years were undoubtedly tough, but Trishala shares that their relationship strengthened during this time. “I knew he was gone but I still felt he was there because we kept in contact all these years. He would tell me about his day, I would tell him about mine. I told him about all my problems, issues, anything and everything that was going on in my life. Our relationship grew even closer. He became my best friend, my confidant. I would write to him and gossip about so many girly things. He knows the latest ‘slang’ words, I taught him about selfies, Instagram, I taught him a lot of ‘youthful’ things and about people my age and the things we do. He even knows a little bit about makeup now ... contouring to be exact (laughs). He taught me a lot too. In three years, he has given me so much knowledge and wisdom by telling me his life experiences and what it taught him. I can’t wait to see him and give him the biggest hug and squeeze,” she says.
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About the mood at the Dutt residence, she says everyone is thrilled. “All of us are extremely happy that he won’t have to go through any more pain. I believe my buas and all his friends are planning on doing something special for him. There is going to be lots of food, laughter and happy tears.”