Sanjay Dutt to have initial treatment in Mumbai;

By editorenglish BalkaniAug 19, 2020, 11:33 IST
Sanjay Dutt to have initial treatment in Mumbai;
Maanayata Dutt, the wife of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, has issued an official statement to give an update about the actor, who has reportedly been diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer.

In the statement, Maanayata said that the initial treatment of the actor would continue at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. The family would consider going abroad for further treatment when the COVID pandemic situation eases.

The statement read: "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.

"As a family, we have decided to face this with positivity and grace. We are going to go about our lives as normally as possible, with a smile, because this will be a tough fight and a long journey. And, we need to do this for Sanju, without any negativity sets in.

"In these trying times, unfortunately, I have been unable to be by his side in the hospital, due to my home quarantine which ends in a couple of days. Every battle has a torchbearer and someone who holds the fort. (Sanjay Dutt's sister) Priya who has worked extensively over two decades with our family-run Cancer foundation, and who has also seen her mother battle this illness, has been our incredible torchbearer, while I will hold the fort.

"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.

"Sanju is not only my husband and father to our children, but he has also been a father figure to Anju and Priya, after losing their parents. He is the heart and soul of our family.

"While our family is shaken up, we are determined to fight tooth and nail. With God and your prayers on our side, together we will overcome, and emerge as winners," Maanayata concluded her statement.

On August 11, Dutt, who was hospitalized recently due to breathing problems and chest discomfort, shared that he was taking a break for medical treatment.

On Tuesday, Sanjay Dutt was spotted outside his home along with his wife Maanayata and sister Priya Dutt as he left for Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital where he has been going for medical treatment. He posed for a few photographs on the request of media people and said "Pray for me" with folded hands.

Sanjay Dutt will be soon seen in Disney + Hotstar's ‘Sadak 2’, a sequel to his 1991 film Sadak. The film also features Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur. His other upcoming projects are ‘KGF: Chapter 2’, ‘Torbaaz’ and ‘Bhuj: The Pride Of India’, ‘Shamshera’, and ‘Prithviraj’.


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