Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, in a recent interview, said he knew Sanjay Dutt well and knew that the actor was ‘innocent’ when he was arrested in 1993. Subhash and Sanjay were working in Khalnayak, which was released when Sanjay was arrested. .
Speaking to popular celebrity sites, Subhash said, “I have known Sanjay Dutt since he was a child. I directed his second film, Vidhaata. Then 10 years later, I threw him in Khalnayak. I knew him very well. When he was arrested I knew he was innocent but he was detained. He was not a criminal.
Subhash also said he had not taken any action on Sanjay’s disputes and had not spent a single cent on raising Khalnayak. The filmmaker said, “I did not waste a penny on Khalnayak. I kept quiet. There was such a riot at Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai, 32 political parties were against me, there were court cases against me. What Sanjay Dutt was, I know Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai.
Along with Sanjay Dutt, Khalnayak also featured Madhuri Dixit and Jackie Shroff on leading roles. Directed by Subhash Ghai, the film was one of the most popular songs of the year and was nominated for several top awards.