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Don’t cheat like ‘Munnabhai’, Dutt tells students


Lucknow : Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt Monday asked students not to cheat in examinations – like his character in “Munnabhai M.B.B.S” – as he donned the role of a teacher during a visit to a local college in Lucknow.

Taking a “class” at the National College, Dutt called on the students not to use unfair means in examinations as ‘Munnabhai’ resorted to in the film.

He also highlighted the role of teachers in society. “Teachers play a very important role in nation-building. We should always remain grateful to our teachers, who guide us at every step to see us successful,” he told the students.

Delving into his own past, Dutt narrated an incident of his school days when he was punished by one of his teachers for some mischief. “I was beaten by a teacher who asked me to send my parents to meet him. After meeting the teacher, my parents told him to punish me further.”

“I was surprised at that time, but later realised my mistake when I came to know that the punishment was meant to reform me. I owe my success to my teachers, who I believe are even above parents,” he said.

Clad in white kurta-pyjama and a half-sleeved jacket, Dutt did not disappoint his young fans, who surrounded him for autographs. Obliging them, he advised them to shoulder their responsibilities for betterment of society.