By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
When we go to bed, we often spend some time reminiscing the good moments we have had, which bring a smile on our face. We love digging up some good old gems from our memory or photo archives and recall the beautiful moments, just to feel better on a long tiring or a bad day. We fondly call it ‘throwback’. And celebrity throwbacks are our favourite! Just how we love searching for some lovely throwback pictures or moments of celebrities and sharing it with you, stars also love treating their fans and followers with some hidden gems from their archives. And this time before going further, let us thank Sanjay Dutt and his late wife, Richa Sharma’s daughter, Trishala Dutt for treating us with a priceless gem! (Also Read: Sanjay Dutt Reveals Which Bollywood Diva Could Be His 309th Girlfriend During 'Panipat' Promotions)
Before heading on to the throwback gem shared by Trishala Dutt, let us give you a quick recap of the Dutt’s’ life. Sanjay Dutt and Richa Sharma had met during the mahurat of a film that they were doing together but had hardly paid attention towards each other then. After being turned down for a couple of date proposals, love finally blossomed between them. After convincing her parents, who were settled in New York, Richa and Sanjay had tied the knot in 1987 and became proud parents to their daughter, Trishala Dutt in 1988.
The happiness of the Dutt trio was short-lived as Richa Sharma was diagnosed with a terminal illness of brain tumor, for which she had headed off to the US. On December 10, 1996, Richa took her last breath and since then, Trishala Dutt has been staying with her maternal grandparents in the US. Ahead of her death anniversary, Trishala went on a nostalgic trip and posted a beautiful picture of her mother, Richa. Trishala captioned it as "Mom... #1979 #RIP." To go by Trishala's caption, the picture of her gorgeous mom is around 30 years old. And what caught our attention in the comments section is Sanjay Dutt’s wife, Maanayata Dutt’s reaction to the picture. Maanayata wrote, “Beautiful” followed by clapping emojis.
On November 7, 2018, Trishala Dutt had taken to her Instagram handle to give Dutt fans a glimpse of the ‘just married’ couple, Sanjay Dutt and Richa Sharma. Their throwback picture did take us on a nostalgic trip and we just couldn’t stop staring at the then-newly-wedded couple. Trishala had captioned the picture of her parents as “a selfie est. 1987 #justmarried #thesimplelife #treasuredmoments #memories.” (Also Read: Alia Bhatt And Half-Sister, Pooja Bhatt Attend Shaheen Bhatt's Book Launch With The Family)
When Sanjay Dutt’s wife, Richa Sharma had headed off to the US for the treatment, he used to juggle between India and the US, courtesy his professional commitments and personal life. Then Sanjay’s linkup with his Saajan co-star, Madhuri Dixit made his wife insecure and she had decided to fly back to Mumbai with daughter, Trishala. But her medical condition had deteriorated by then. On the other hand, Sanjay was then accused of possession of illegal arms and was sent to jail under TADA. Both Sanjay and Richa were fighting their own battles and time kept flying by.
In a throwback interview of Sanjay Dutt from 1993, the Rocky fame had talked about his separation from wife, Richa Sharma and being miffed with her as their daughter, Trishala Dutt used to call him ‘uncle’ instead of ‘dad’. Sanjay had said, "I was very angry and questioned Richa about it. Even if I'm not around is it not Richa's duty to keep my memory alive in my child's mind? I told Richa ‘If I was in your place and the situation was reversed, I would have made sure to keep your memory was kept alive.' She never did that."
Sanjay Dutt had slammed his first wife, Richa Sharma’s parents as well and had recalled, "I remember she was in the hospital dying and her parents questioned me, ‘Okay now what about Trishala?' I countered, ‘What about her?' They said they would like to keep Trishala with them. I said ‘Why are you talking like that? Richa is still alive. She's not even dead. Besides, your priorities should lie with your daughter." When asked if he wanted to fight for the custody of daughter, Trishala, Sanjay had stated, "How much to fight? I am tired. I don't want the custody of my daughter right now. But whatever happens, I want the liberty to meet her anytime I want." (Also Read: Sania Mirza's Son, Izhaan Welcomes Everyone To His 'Maasi', Anam Mirza's Wedding Celebrations)
Isn’t Richa’s picture a treat to eyes? Thank you Trishala, for this beautiful gem!