Sanjay’s Unleashed Affairs
Sanjay Dutt apparently with his controversies, rumors, and work has made himself a significant segment of Bollywood and marginally represents the industry. His life has been a complete turmoil of events bewitching an individuals’ curiosity and overall making the proceedings of his life quite fascinating. Sanju Baba no doubt has performed some amazing feat over the years, but it was accompanied by numerous love affairs which left him drained.
Sanjay’s first romantic involvement was Tina Munim whom he met on the sets of his debut venture ‘Rocky’ in 1981. Being young and working in such a proximity inevitably led to sparks and soon there were tales of this new couple in B-town. However, like most romances of B-town, this one too lost its way as Tina found her heart swaying towards Rajesh Khanna. Dutt was severely depressed and took refuge in the pleasures of drugs. All that didn’t stop him from making it to her wedding ceremony with business tycoon Anil Ambani.
Sanju married small time actress Richa Sharma in 1987 and had a daughter Trishala. Unfortunately two months after the birth of their daughter Richa was diagnosed with cancer. She moved to the States along with her daughter who is currently pursuing criminal psychology. Sanjay has a mutual understanding with his in- laws.
After Richa, Sanju has been predicted to be romantically involved with supermodel turned actress Lisa Ray and the dhak dhak girl Madhuri Dixit. After the TADA controversy where he was arrested for possessing the AK-56 rifle and linked with the Mumbai blasts in 1993, Madhuri too parted ways. In fact, the Khalnayak movie marked the quiet death of the relationship.
Failed relationships took a huge toll on Sanjay and left him gasping for a breath of fresh air. The involvement in the Mumbai blast case further weakened the already broken and fettered soul. It was in these circumstances that his socialite- model girlfriend, Rhea Pillai managed to source an active support towards him making rounds of jail and proving to be his emotional anchor. He married her in 1998 on Valentine’s Day, but following the trail of his past forays into relationships, this too left him wounded. Rhea divorced Sanjay to be associated with Leander Paes.
Another short lived affair that Sanjay had was with a Pakistani 21- year old Nadia Durrani. He met her during the shooting of Kaante in 2002, but their association didn’t last too long.
Sanjay’s constant failures in relationships and the emotional jeopardy in his life finally found solace when he met Manyata. Being from an average family, she took to the innocence of the bruised soul and embraced the human in Sanjay rather than falling for all the stardom and fame that had followed him all his life. They married on the 7th of February, 2008 at Taj Exotica in Goa and had been blessed with adorable twins, Shahraan and Iqra Dutt.
Manyata has stood with Sanju tall, through all thick and thin. Braving all hardships and never leaving his side. In her, Sanjay found his ‘not better, but the best half.’
After all the chaos that ensued in his life, one can rest assured that our Munna Bhai found his jadoo ki jhappi from a simple yet strong soul named Manyata. And in her, he deciphered the meaning of eternal love.