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We all know legendary actor turned politician, Sunil Dutt had a great influence on his son, Bollywood superstar, Sanjay Dutt's personal and professional lives. In fact, if you have seen the movie, their chemistry had been beautifully portrayed in Ranbir Kapoor starrer, Sanju. Today we're going to talk about one incident of Sanjay Dutt's life, which was hugely influenced by his father, Sunil Dutt. As per Pinkvilla, Sunil Dutt had once warned a leading actress to stay away from his son and had successfully managed to break their relationship. Intrigued to know more? Dive right in! (Recommended Read: Saif Ali Khan Opens Up His Fight With Wife, Kareena Kapoor Khan In This Throwback Interview)
Sanjay Dutt and the timeless beauty, Rekha had come together for the movie, Zameen Aasman (1984). Soon after the shooting had started, faint rumours were rife in the air about their alarmingly growing proximity on the film sets. They had reportedly started spending a lot of time together. Sanjay Dutt's father, Sunil Dutt, was well aware of whatever was going between them and was furious. He had advised Sanju to stay away from such things at that point of his career. However, Sanjay Dutt had not paid heed to his father’s words.
If the media reports are anything to go by, then Sanjay Dutt and Rekha had allegedly tied the knot back then. And when Sunil Dutt was brought to concern regarding the same, he was quite upset. Since his son, Sanjay Dutt was oblivious to his rebukes; he had decided to approach Rekha and talk to her about the matter. Sunil Dutt had allegedly advised Rekha to stay away from Sanjay Dutt. Post that, the actress had distanced herself from the actor. A leading magazine had then published the love story of Sanjay Dutt and Rekha. Although, both the actors had officially denied rumours of their marriage.
On August 22, 2020, Sanjay Dutt was spotted celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi with his beautiful wife, Maanayata. Sanju baba had posted a picture from the celebrations and had written in the caption, "The celebrations aren't as huge as they used to be every year but the faith in Bappa remains the same. I wish that this auspicious festival removes all the obstacles from our lives and bless us all with health and happiness. Ganpati Bappa Morya." (Also Read: Ram Charan's Wife, Upasana Kamineni Looks Gorgeous In An Unseen Picture From Their Mehendi Ceremony)
As we all know, Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with lung cancer and the whole industry is sending him good wishes and praying for his speedy recovery. As per the reports pouring in, Sanju baba might soon leave for the US for his treatment. On August 18, 2020, Sanjay Dutt's wife, Maanayata had issued a statement regarding his health which had said, "To all of Sanju's fans and well-wishers, I can't begin to thank you for the love and warmth you have shown him all these years. Sanju has been through many ups and downs in his life, but what has kept him going through every tough phase has always been your adulation and support. And for this, we will always be grateful. We are now being tested through yet another challenge, and I know, the same love and warmth will see him through this time as well."
She had further given details about Sanju's preliminary treatment and had requested everyone to not speculate the stage of his illness. She had said "For those asking, Sanju will complete his preliminary treatment in Mumbai. We will formulate further plans of travel depending on how and when the covid situation eases. As of now, Sanju is in the best hands of our esteemed doctors at Kokilaben hospital. I request everyone, with my folded hands, to stop speculating the stage of his illness and let the doctors continue to do their work. We will update you all regularly with his progress." (Don't Miss: When Abhishek Bachchan Reacted On Divorce Rumours With Wife, Aishwarya, Said, I Know The Truth)
We wish you a speedy recovery, Sanju baba!