Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt released from Yerwada jailIANS

3.18 p.m. "Salman is like my younger brother. I pray for him to become the biggest superstar," Sanjay says. 

"I would request to the press, I am convicted in the arms act, not in the bomb blasts case. Please don't portray me as that," he added. 

3.15 p.m. "I know it will take some time for me to convince myself that I am free. Its still not sinking in, it feels like I am on furlough. To be free is the most amazing feeling, I miss my father today. I am proud to be an Indian, that is why I kissed the earth and saluted the tricolour when I came out," Sanjay says.

2.57 p.m. Sanjay addresses press conference, says "Today I am missing my father a lot."

1.48 p.m. HC adjourns hearing on PIL challenging Sanjay's release

1.37 p.m. Sanjay reaches his residence in Pali Hill with wife Manyata

1.15 p.m. Fans celebrate outside Imperial Heights at Pali Hill, his residence in Mumbai. 

1.00 p.m. Sanjay in Marine Lines to visit grave of his mother Nargis

12.11 p.m. Sanjay leaves from Siddhivinayak Temple

12.05 p.m. Sanjay reaches  Siddhivinayak Temple. Fans gather outside temple to catch a glipmse of the actor. 

11.25 a.m. Sanjay landed in Mumbai, greeted by his friends and family.

10.30 a.m. Security beefed up at  Siddhivinayak Temple. Actor will visit Siddhivinayak Temple first, after reaching Mumbai. 

9.15 a.m. "Very Happy to see Sanjay Dutt coming out of jail," Rajkumar said, according to the Bombay Times.

9.00 a.m."I am out today because of my fans' support (fans ki support ki wajah se mai yahan hoon)," Sanjay Dutt told reporters at Pune Airport, according to ANI.

9.00 a.m. "There is no easy walk to freedom, my friend," Sanjay said after his release, according to media reports.

8.50 a.m. Actor reaches Pune airport along with his family and friends. He was advised to take the air route from Yerwada jail due to security reasons.

"While it takes only a little over three hours to travel from Pune to Mumbai by the Expressway, Dutt has been advised to use a chartered plane instead to avoid any law and order problem arising from the media frenzy surrounding his release," a senior official from the prisons department told The Indian Express.

8.40 a.m. Sanjay met his his wife Manyata and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani.

8.40 a.m. Rajkumar shoots Sanjay's exit from prison. The filmmaker, who is working on Sanjay's biopic, will use the shot in his film.

8.30 a.m. Sanjay Dutt walks out of the jail with a bag and a file. He salutes the Yerwada prison. 

8.20 a.m. Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, Manyata Dutt, writer Abhijat Joshi and Sanjay's friends are present outside the jail to receive the actor.

Sanjay Dutt's five-year jail term ends Feb. 25. The actor was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast case for illegal possession of arms. Watch this space for the live updates.

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