Actor Sanjay Dutt paid a visit to the state secretariat Nabanna in neighbouring Howrah district on Monday. He met the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and had thanked her for being immensely supportive in his great distress.
The actor was handed a five-year sentence by the Supreme Court for illegal weapons possession in a case linked to the 1993 serial blasts that killed 257 people in Mumbai.
“After what happened to me in the 1993 incident, Didi (elder sister – as Banerjee is affectionately called) was the only one who supported me. After that I always wanted to come to Kolkata and thank Didi. Because no one had supported me back then. Only Shatrughan Sinha and Didi were by my side,” Sanjay told reporters here.
After the meet, Sanjay said that Mamata had invited him for Kolkata Film Festival, and he would not fail to attend it in any case.
“I came to thank her. I said thank you, took her blessings. I told whenever she needs me I will be around. She has invited me for the (Kolkata International) Film Festival on November 11 and I will definitely come,” added the actor.