Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who returned to the big screen after three years with his comeback film ‘Bhoomi’, says that he wants his children to take a lesson from his mistakes. The actor says that the only mantra that keeps him going is his ‘never-say-die’ attitude towards life.

Dutt, who was serving four years in prison for possessing weapons supplied by gangsters behind the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, was released from jail in 2016. The actor says that he cannot wait for his six-year-old twins — Iqra and Shahraan to grow up so that he can tell them his story.

On being asked if there is any concern of as to how they will react, Sanjay replied, “Honestly, I don’t fear that my kids will start hating me after knowing my story.”

“It is the truth, and they have to know it and live with it. I think it is far better if they hear it from me instead on anybody else,” he added.

The actor says once they know everything about my life mistakes, they can surly learn from them too. It is knowsn to all that Dutt is a great father, but he missed being with his kids on many occasions. On how he is making up for lost time, he says, “I spend a lot of time with them now. The period when I was in jail, they were too small. And if you ask me, I’d say I was lucky that it happened at that time.”

“But now everything is good. I am out of jail and they are slightly grown up. They are more understanding and aware of the situation, so they’ll understand things when I tell them,” he added.

Dutt has several films in the pipeline including Munna Bhai 3, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3, Malang and Torbaaz. A biopic is also being made on his troubled life, with Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor portraying his role.