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Love is the greatest emotion and they say that everything is fair in love and war. Being head-over-heels in love with someone is always a beautiful feeling, but being loved back makes it even more amazing. From going out of the way to prove how much your soulmate means to you makes all the difference. There are some couples in the glamour world, who have reinstated our faith in love and marriage. On such lovely couple was the handsome Sunil Dutt and the gorgeous Nargis.
When Sunil Dutt had entered Bollywood, Nargis was already an established artist and was one of the most sought-after actresses of that time. Sunil Dutt was head-over-heels in love with Nargis ji but was not sure to express his feelings, for the fear of being rejected. The two had first met on the sets of Do Bigha Zameen but it was while filming the iconic film, Mother India when Sunil Dutt and Nargis had felt the spark and expressed their love. They had gotten secretly married on March 11, 1958.
On March 11, 2021, Sanjay Dutt took to his IG handle and penned a heart-melting note on his parents, Nargis and Sunil Dutt’s wedding anniversary. Sharing an adorable picture of them, Sanjay revealed what his parents taught him about love. His caption along with the picture can be read as “Both of you taught me the real meaning of love. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad” followed by a heart emoticon.
Everyone was aware of the fact that Sunil Dutt was madly-in-love with Nargis, and even Nargis was overwhelmed with his sheer devotion towards her. That is the reason why the two had made the entire industry happy when they had announced their love for one another. After tying the knot secretly, Sunil Dutt and Nargis had later announced the news to their closed ones. They had celebrated their big day with a wedding reception with their close friends from the industry in attendance.
Nargis was categorised among one of the top-notch actresses of her era. But the stunning actress had left her superstardom to bring up her kids, Priya, Namrata and Sanjay. Sanjay was quite close to his mother and her untimely death had left a deep wound in his heart. Do you know that Nargis Dutt had passed away just three days before the release of Sanjay’s debut film, Rocky. In a 2018 interview with India Today, Sanjay had talked about his mother and had shared, "The most important thing is to be a good human being. Everything else comes after that. I learned from both my father and mother. I'm passing on to my kids. I hope my wife doesn't pamper my children the way my mother did me. My wife tells me if the kids don't hate the parents when they are growing up, there is something wrong in their parenting. I am tough to my children when I want to be tough."
In an interview with the HT brunch, Sanjay Dutt had shared that he wanted to be a strict father when his wife, Manyata Dutt was pregnant but when he saw his kids, he realised he could never be that. The actor loves spoiling them and in the same interview, he had shared, "When Manyata was pregnant, I always thought I would be a damn strict dad. But with them, I just can’t be that! Although I do spoil them a bit, I make sure that when Manyata is scolding them, I don’t become the peace broker. I don’t interfere. It is wrong to play good cop/bad cop. But yes, after two-three hours, dad might get them a box of chocolates."
There is no doubt that Sunil Dutt and Nargis are the iconic couple of Bollywood!
Born as Fatima Rashid on June 1, 1929, Nargis Dutt, as her millions of fans know her, was a Bollywood actress and politician. Daughter of a Hindustani classical music singer, Jaddanbai, Nargis had made her Bollywood debut as a child artist with a minor role in the 1935 film, Talash-E-Haq,Read More