Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 23 September 2020

Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt jets into Dubai for family trip

The star is currently taking a break from acting to undergo medical treatment

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt attends a press conference at his residence in Mumbai, India, 25 February 2016 after being released from prison after being charged for illegally possessing weapons that were part of an arms consignment meant for use in the Mumbai terror attacks. EPA
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt attends a press conference at his residence in Mumbai, India, 25 February 2016 after being released from prison after being charged for illegally possessing weapons that were part of an arms consignment meant for use in the Mumbai terror attacks. EPA

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has jetted into Dubai alongside his wife Maanayata to visit his two children.

The star is currently taking a break from acting as he undergoes treatment for lung cancer. He announced his health news to his 2.2 million Twitter followers in August, urging well-wishers not to worry.

“Hi friends. I am taking a short break from work for some medical treatment. My family and friends are with me and I urge my well-wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. With your love and good wishes, I will be back soon,” the tweet read.

However, the star is said to have made a brief return to the studio last week to wrap up his scenes in upcoming film Shamshera.

And on Tuesday evening, Dutt and Maanayata left Mumbai for a private charter flight to Dubai, where they are said to be taking a 10-day family vacation to spend time with their children Shahraan and Iqra, who have remained in the emirate while their father has undergone medical treatment in India.

Sanjay Dutt jets into Dubai with wife Maanyata to visit his children. Instagram/Maanayata
Sanjay Dutt jets into Dubai with wife Maanayata to visit his children. Instagram / Maanayata

On Wednesday morning, Maanayata posted a photo of the pair onboard a private jet, alongside the caption: “en route life.” She also shared a picture of a coffee which featured Dutt’s face made from foam.

The couple were pictured leaving their Mumbai home by waiting paparazzi. Dutt spoke briefly to photographers to remind them to wear their masks for their own safety.

Indian entertainment magazine Filmfare reported that Dutt will receive medical treatment during his time in Dubai. However, sources close to the actor told the Mumbai Mirror that this was simply a personal trip to visit family.

Sanjay Dutt is the son of late Bollywood actors Nargis and Sunil Dutt. His mother passed away in 1981 of pancreatic cancer. His first wife, Richa Sharma, died of a brain tumour in 1996.

His life has been a turbulent one, and he served a 42-month prison sentence from 2013 to 2016 for the illegal possession of weapons connected to the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

Updated: September 16, 2020 11:07 AM

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