Real Munnabhai: Sanjay Dutt turns Radio Jockey in Yerwada JailNew Delhi: Actor Sanjay Dutt whose jail term in Yerwada jail, Pune ends in few days has emerged as a celebrity in the confined walls. Well, he already is a celebrity but in Yerwada jail
New Delhi: Actor Sanjay Dutt whose jail term in Yerwada jail, Pune ends in few days has emerged as a celebrity in the confined walls. Well, he already is a celebrity but in Yerwada jail he has a new found stardom, that of a radio jockey.
Very similar to the character he played in Lage Raho Munnabhai, a one who turned a radio jockey from a criminal, Sanjay Dutt is doing the same in real life. Dutt started a radio show last month called, 'Aap ki Farmaish', which takes requests for songs, poetry and even film dialogues.
Since the time it was incepted, the show has become a hit in the jail and Sanjay is flooded with requests. The show was started on a pilot basis but the rising popularity forced it to make it a weekend one.
Dutt is serving his term for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
He also makes paper bags in the prison and is a favourite RJ of the show. A total of four shows are aired from 11 am to 2 pm, as the inmates work and have lunch. These shows are planned and run by Dutt and his three fellow inmates, under the guidance of jail officials.
Speaking about the logistics of the show, an insider from the jail told a leading daily, “Suggestion boxes at kept at all 30 barracks in the jail, through which inmates can send their requests to play songs, shayari or even poems written by them. The four RJs and prison officials prepare a theme based on these requests, and based on the availability of songs, the shows are planned starting a day in advance.”
Another official added, “Sanjay Dutt begins the show in typical Munnabhai style and greets his listeners with 'Namaskar bhai log'. There are speakers outside all the barracks and work areas, so inmates can enjoy the shows during work and lunch. Daily, there are different themes based on festive occasions or on current affairs. Now that some of the inmates are aware that Dutt will be released in a month, his fans here are mostly requesting dialogues and songs from his films like Munna Bhai MBBS and Lage Raho Munna Bhai.”
Inmates keep requesting Sanjay to say popular dialogues from his movies, like; 'Asli hai asli. Pachaas tola. Kitna? Pachaas tola.'(From Vaastav) 'Full confidence mein janeka aur ekdum vinamrata ke saath karneka.' (Lage Raho Munna Bhai), 'Apun ke pass Bapu hai Mamu!' (Lage Raho Munna Bhai).
Sanjay will walk a free man on February 25.