"I have become a family man"
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"I have become a family man"

Sanjay Dutt reveals how marrying Manyata has changed his life

His turbulent past is only too well known, but Sanjay Dutt says he has changed since his marriage to Manyata two years ago.

"After marriage I have become a family man. I like to be at home more now and spend quality time, watch movies with my wife. I have become more responsible," Sanjay revealed.

The 51-year-old actor has been married thrice. Sanjay's first marriage was to actress Richa Sharma in 1987, but she died from a brain tumour in New York in 1996. The couple have a daughter named Trishala, who lives in the US.

Then he married model Rhea Pillai, but the two divorced in 2005. In 2008, Sanjay tied the knot with Manyata.

"Ups and downs don't change a person, age changes a person. With age I have become more responsible. I thank my fans for standing by me during tough times," he said about his controversy-packed life.

Sanjay's personal life was troubled by drug problems and his life took a turn for the worse when he was arrested for illegal possession of weapons and was convicted.

The actor feels things started looking up ever since Manyata has come into his life and right now he is looking forward to welcoming twins.

Asked how he is preparing himself, Sanjay said: "I am not preparing anything. I am just waiting for them to come so that I can see them in front of me. I am excited."

Sanjay is returning to the action genre that's his calling card with Mani Shankar's 'Knock Out' which releases this week. It also stars Irrfan Khan and Kangana Ranaut.

"The action genre has been suppressed for a while in the film industry and now it is coming back, which is very good for all of us. Thanks to Salman Khan and his film 'Dabangg', action is coming back," he added.

Giving details about the film, Sanjay said it is about "a man with a mission. He wants to get back all the money stored in Swiss banks. He wants the money back in the country and to distribute it among our people. Irrfan is the mediator through whom he wants to bring the money back."

So how was it working with Irrfan and Kangana?

"It was a great experience. Irrfan is a great actor and a fantastic human being. Initially, it was difficult shooting for the film as I had to imagine Irrfan in front of me and say my dialogues but later everything went well."

"Kangana is a wonderful human being. She gets completely involved in her character. I have just completed another film with her, 'No Problem'. She is a lovely co-star to work with."

Other films that Sanjay is working in are 'Power', 'Rascals', which is also his home production and the third instalment of the Munnabhai series.

Indo-Asian News Service