The 56-year-old actor was granted remission in his five-year sentence and Arshad praised him for staying positive throughout the ordeal.

"Really happy for my friend and brother, Sanjay Dutt. He stayed positive throughout his ordeal which is finally over. He is finally a free man," Arshad tweeted.

The two actors became friends after starring in the hit films 'Munna Bhai MBBS' and 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai', with Dutt playing the lead and Arshad, 47, as his right arm-cum-friend 'Circuit'.

Apart from the 'Jolly LLB' actor, film personalities including Mahesh Bhatt, Subhash Ghai, Rensil D'Silva, Juhi Chawla, Dia Mirza and Gracy Singh wished Dutt a peaceful life and a great career ahead.

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