By Ekta Chanana Last Updated:
Since a long time, Bollywood has been introducing us to beautiful love stories on the silver screen. It has made us believe in the idea of love and that 'happily ever after' do exists. However, in reality, the Bollywood industry has witnessed many heartbreaks, divorces and extra-marital affairs. While celebrities try to keep all these under-wraps, media mills and gossipmongers keep an eye on such stories. We still remember when Bollywood actor, Sanjay Dutt's first marriage with late actress, Richa Sharma had become a part of the Page-3 gossip. The entire nation wanted to know the truth behind their divorce. (Recommend Read: Soon-To-Be Mom, Kareena Kapoor Papped Outside Her New Home, Flaunts Baby Bump In Casual Attire)
We all know Sanjay Dutt has been hailed as 'Controvery's favourite child'. From a dark past associated with drug consumption, imprisonment to the first marriage that had gone bitter, Sanjay has been through a lot, yet he never shied away from embracing the bumps in his journey. Before we take you further into the story, let us take a look back at Sanjay Dutt and Richa Sharma's love story. Sanjay had a huge crush on Richa ever since he had seen her pictures in a magazine, and later he had somehow managed to get her number. While Sanjay was keen on winning Richa's heart, the actress had turned him down a couple of times. But soon, Sanjay's charm had won Richa's heart and they had fallen in love with each other. The duo had tied the knot in the year 1987 and a year later, they had welcomed their baby girl, Trishala Dutt.
However, their beautiful love story had taken a tragic turn a year later when Richa was diagnosed with cancer. There were many stories that Richa's terminal illness was the reason behind their divorce. But Sanjay's side of the story was totally difference. Recently, we got our hands on an interview of Sanjay Dutt with Movie Magazine from the year 1993. The actor had blamed Richa's family for their divorce. He had said, "These accusations are false. I'm not that kind of a man, who stops loving his wife if she loses her hair. These allegations are made up to evoke a reaction from me. The kind of encouragement I have given Richa, I don't think anybody else has." (Also Read: Kiara Advani And Her Brother Mishaal Advani's 'Twinning In White Photo' Shows Their Huge Resemblance)
Sanjay had further shared his side of the story, "My marriage with Richa is over. We cannot get back together again. I've got nothing against Richa but her parents have damaged our lives. They interfered too much. They have hurled so many accusations at me." The actor had also blamed Richa's sister and had stated, "Basically, it's her (Richa) sister, who's doing all the talking and has created a lot of bad blood between us. So, it's a problem between a husband and a wife. If there have to be some compromises, it has to be between Richa and me. Who the hell is she to interfere?"
Sanjay's bitter divorce with Richa had impacted a lot of lives. However, with time, things healed and now, Sanjay shares a beautiful relationship with his firstborn daughter, Trishala Dutt. On June 21, 2020, Trishala Dutt had taken to her Instagram handle to share a Father's Day wish for her 'Papa Dukes', Sanjay Dutt. The star-daughter had shared a throwback picture with Sanjay, wherein we could see the two posing for the camera. Alongside it, Trishala had written, "Happy Fathers Day, Papa Dukes! I love you more & more every day! I miss you & can’t wait to see you once all the chaos settles down. Even though I’m all grown up (which you don’t like) I’ll always be your baby girl. I love you to the moon and back. I’m blessed to be yours @duttsanjay." The picture instantly had gotten viral, but it was Maanayata, who had commented with a couple of heart emojis. (Don't Miss: Sana Khan Lauds Husband For Always Pushing Her Towards The Good Irrespective Of The Situation)
Well, we are glad to know that Sanjay had moved on from his past!