Sanjay Dutt rejects speculation on joining BJP, says 'attended the event for my friend'

Actor Sanjay Dutt on Tuesday clarified speculations about him joining the saffron party and said that he attended a BJP event only to cheer up his friend Mohit Kamboj.

Last Updated: May 03, 2016, 20:38 PM IST
Sanjay Dutt rejects speculation on joining BJP, says 'attended the event for my friend'

Mumbai: Actor Sanjay Dutt on Tuesday dismissed speculations of joining Bharatiya Janata Party and said that he attended the party event only to cheer up his friend Mohit Kamboj.

"I was not there seeing it as a BJP platform but I was there for my brother Mohit Kamboj," the 56-year-old actor told ANI. 

On Sunday, Sanjay Dutt made his first public appearance at a BJP event organised by youth wing leader of the party Mohit Kamboj at the Mumbai suburb of Dindoshi on Maharashtra Day. 

Dutt, seen in an orange Maharashtrian turban, appealed to people in his trademark film style to elect Kamboj in the next assembly election. 

His appearance at the BJP event led many eyebrows raised in political circles as critics associated his father Sunil Dutt and sister Priya Dutt's long association with Congress party. 

Way back in 2009, Dutt had joined Samajwadi Party as it state general secretary but quit the party after two years.

It is important to note that many BJP leaders were critical of repeated parole granted to Dutt while he was serving jail term in connection with 1993 bomb blasts case.