Drug ad­dic­tion harder than jail for San­jay

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Pooja Sharma pooja.sharma@htlive.com

It’s no se­cret that San­jay Dutt has seen ups and downs in life. The ac­tor con­sid­ers the phase in which he used drugs as his tough­est days. In fact, San­jay found his ad­dic­tion more dif­fi­cult to deal with than his time in jail for il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of a weapon.

“San­jay feels that the chap­ter of his life when he in­dulged in drugs was way more dif­fi­cult com­pared to the days he spent in jail,” says a source. “Dur­ing the time spent in Yer­wada Jail in Pune, the ac­tor learnt a lot and turned more cre­ative. He wrote a book of po­ems... But it was not easy for San­jay to get over that [nar­cotics] phase and put it in the past.”

Ap­par­ently, the Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) ac­tor is now keen to spread aware­ness about nar­cotics. He wants to en­lighten the youth about their harm­ful ef­fects — how drugs and al­co­hol are not a so­lu­tion to any prob­lem in life. San­jay ac­tively wants to en­dorse the cause and is also fig­ur­ing out ways to reach out to peo­ple who have be­come vic­tims of ad­dic­tion, says the source.

The ac­tor him­self couldn’t be reached for a com­ment.

PHOTO: SACHIN KADVEKAR /FOTOCORP

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