By Ekta Chanana Last Updated:
Late legendary actress, Nargis' wedding to Sunil Dutt came as a shock for the entire nation. The veteran actress had fallen in love with Sunil Dutt on the sets of Mother India. Not many know, Nargis was going through the toughest heartbreak after her long relationship ended with Raj Kapoor. And Sunil Dutt's arrival in her life gave her new hope and he not only saved her from the fire accident but also from her personal turmoils.
In 1957, Sunil Dutt and Nargis were shooting for the film, Mother India, when they became friends. However, one day, a welding torch caused a fire, and the entire set of Mother India was burnt down. Stuck in between the flames was none other than Nargis. While no one came to her rescue, it was Sunil Dutt who jumped into the fire and saved her.
Nargis was saved by Sunil Dutt, who was badly injured by jumping into the fire. Recently, we stumbled upon unseen and rare pictures of Nargis nursing Sunil Dutt, whose face was covered with bandages as he got second-degree burns. So many decades after this incident, the monochrome photos still beautifully depict Sunil Dutt's infinite love for Nargis. And the way the veteran was caring for Sunil proved his special place in her life.
After this incident, the entire industry knew about Sunil's feelings for Nargis, and even the actress felt love for him. The couple tied the knot on March 11, 1958, in an intimate ceremony. They celebrated their big day with a wedding reception, which was attended by their close friends. A year later, in 1959 Sunil and Nargis embraced parenthood with the arrival of their son, Sanjay Dutt. The family was completed with the arrival of their daughter, Namrata Dutt (born in 1962) and Priya Dutt (born in 1966).
Years later, we are still in awe of Sunil Dutt's bravery in saving the love of his life, Nargis from the scary fire!