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Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; May 17, 2013)
After keeping the media on its toes for around two months, Sanjay Dutt finally left his Bandra residence to surrender to the TADA court and commence his three and a half year jail term.
There was a frenzy that ensued as everyone — media persons and common man alike — gathered wanted to catch a last glimpse of the actor being driven away to the court.
Dutt left his Pali Hill house around 1.30 pm and reached the court in the presence of the waiting media.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, his sister Priya Dutt and his wife Mnayata accompanied the 53-year-old actor.
As Dutt’s car screeched to a halt, Bhatt disembarked first, requesting the media with folded hands to make way for Dutt to make his exit. And as the actor reached the court, the formalities began for his surrender.
B-Town bids farewell
Earlier in the day, his close friends from the industry including Bunty Walia, Apoorva Lakhia, Kiran Kumar, Soham Shah and Rahul Aggarwal visited Dutt.
Before he left his Imperial Heights residence, the actor chose to spend some precious time with his kids Shahraan and Iqra and his weeping wife. Earlier in the week, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan also came in to visit Dutt.
The Supreme Court in its March 21 verdict awarded five years’ imprisonment to the actor for illegal possession of arms.
The apex court on May 14 refused to grant him more time to surrender. On May 10, the Supreme Court had dismissed Dutt’s plea seeking More >
Bharati Dubey (BOMBAY TIMES; April 5, 2013)
Tired of allegations that it does not help members of the fraternity, the Cine and TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) has appealed to actors who are Members of Parliament — Jaya Bachchan, Rekha, Jaya Prada, Raj Babbar and Shatrughan Sinha — and lyricist Javed Akhtar to lend a helping hand.
CINTAA had recently received a lot of flak for ignoring the plight of actor Shrivallabh Vyas — best remembered for his role in Lagaan (2001) — whose family has been finding it unable to foot his medical bills.
CINTAA general secretary Dharmesh Tiwari says, “It will help if they donate even a third of their MP fund. We can use it for the construction of CINTAA tower, where we plan to have a medical centre and probably even a hospital floor for artistes. We are not a rich association, but we try our best to help the artistes in need.”
Most actor-politicians, especially those nominated to the Rajya Sabha, have used their funds for causes like education, beautification of beaches and public health, claims Tiwari. As of now, CINTAA’s membership fee is a mere 75 and they provide a medical insurance of 25,000. “But if we need more, we have affiliations with various other trusts,” says he.
So how come no assistance was provided to Shrivallabh? Furnishing the copy of a letter that was sent to the actor’s wife, he says, “We had sanctioned Rs 50,000 in 2009, but she said she didn’t need the money. And now, we hear that their financial condition is bad. More >
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 29, 2013)
A visibly shattered Dutt broke down in front of the media yesterday afternoon.
The actor, who stepped out with sister Priya by his side, took his time before addressing the media, and it wasn’t before Priya gave him a reassuring pat that he started speaking. “I respect the law. I have the highest respect for the honourable Supreme Court, and the highest respect for their decision. I will abide by all the terms and conditions,” he said, trying hard not to give away his emotions. After what seemed like a long pause, he added, “The Honourable Supreme Court has given me time to surrender. All I can say is I haven’t applied for pardon. There are many other people who deserve pardon.” Dutt wept like a child and it was only after a while that he was able to pull himself together.
After an emotional exit from his house in the morning, Sanjay Dutt was calm and composed as he reported back on the sets of his next. Hitlist captures the man in the moment
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; March 29, 2013)
Looks like Sanjay Dutt has made up his mind to put on a brave face after breaking down at a press conference yesterday morning.
While the actor got extremely emotional while addressing the media before stepping out of his home yesterday to resume his shoot duties, once he was on the sets, he was apparently calm and composed.
A source from the Kamalistan sets of producer TP Aggarwal’s Policegiri says, “Sanjay was a picture of More >
TIMES NEWS NETWORK (THE TIMES OF INDIA; August 17, 2012)
New Delhi: Five years after he challenged his conviction under the Arms Act in a 1993 Mumbai blasts-related case, the Supreme Court on Tuesday took up hearing on the appeal by film actor Sanjay Dutt, who said he had panicked after riots in the city and procured arms and ammunition, but his action had no link with the bomb blasts.
Watched from the visitors’ gallery by sister and MP Priya Dutt, Sanjay’s counsel, senior advocate Harish Salve, told the court that when the actor’s action had nothing to do with either the conspiracy or offences related to the serial blasts, the TADA court should have separated his trial from those facing anti-terror law charges.
Salve argued before a bench of Justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan that the trial in a TADA court robbed Sanjay of the common law benefits for an accused as the anti-terror law took confessional statements as evidence without seeking corroborative material to prove the offence.
“This was a pure and simple act of panic which should have been tried under Arms Act,” Salve said, clarifying that Sanjay had never claimed that he was never ever friendly with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, the alleged mastermind of the serial blasts. When the bench asked if he was friends with Dawood,
Salve said, “Sanjay had said he had attended a dinner at Dawood’s place but had never claimed friendship with him. Sanjay’s friends in the film industry used to boast of their friendship More >
He might not be too good with politics, but when it comes to B-town, Sanjay Dutt still wins hands down
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 24, 2011)
On Wednesday afternoon, when Sanjay Dutt was shooting for Indra Kumar’s Double Dhamaal on the third floor of Mehboob Studios, we saw quite a huge turn out of B-townies paying visit to Sanjubaba.
We thought Sanju had thrown a secret bash for his close friends and colleagues. When we probed, we were told that it was just a visit everyone paid, out of their respect and love for him.
While Sanju was at his wittiest best shooting with his co-actors Arshad Warsi, Ashish Chowdhury, Riteish Deshmukh etc., on the sixth floor of the same building, biwi Maanyata was bonding with her sisters-in-law, Namrata Dutt and Priya, who were shooting for a magazine cover. After pack up in the afternoon, Sanjay joined them to relax for a while.
Amongst those who came to visit Dutt, T Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar and his trusted aide Vinod Bhanushali were the first.
Salman Khan, who had just entered the studio to shoot for another magazine to promote his film Ready, learnt about Baba’s presence on the sixth floor and went to meet him. The two have been close ever since their Saajan days in the early 90’s. Now even we felt nostalgic.
Adjacent to Sanju’s floor, Suniel Shetty, Bobby Deol, Irrfan Khan and Celina Jaitley were promoting their upcoming film Thank You. Suniel too grabbed a chance to strike a conversation More >
MUMBAI MIRROR; March 09, 2011
We kick-off a series of photographs from Bollywood’s ever-colourful past with this rare and treasured photograph of the entire Dutt clan.
Photographer Jagdish Aurangabadkar recalls shooting this family picture at Chembur’s RK studios where they had gone to attend the reception of Rishi and Neetu Kapoor.
This was 1979 note the broad lapels of Sanjay Dutt’s natty jacket when men were still male and not metrosexuals.
It was at this occasion that Bollywood was also introduced to the magical voice of a young Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, his fame just beginning to cross Pakistan.
So there’s Nargis Dutt in her trademark colour–she was often referred to as as the Lady in White beaming despite the underlying poignancy of her presence at RK Studios, an unadorned but beautiful Namrata Dutt.
There’s the teenage Sanjay Dutt, still untouched by the spectre of drugs, tomboyish Priya Dutt who has since metamorphosed into a poised woman and Member of Parliament, then too her Daddy’s favourite.
But the focal point of this photograph is Sunil Dutt, his casual stance, as opposed to the slightly stiff pose of the rest of his family, speaking of his ease with his stardom, as also genuine happiness.
Just a year later, Nargis Dutt was detected with cancer, Sanjay was floundering in a drug-induced haze and Sunil Dutt had to put aside his career to take on the cares of his family.
From a small-time actress not so long ago, to the owner of a Rolls Royce, there’s more to Manyata Dutt’s evolution to a lady of the manor than what the eye can see
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 05, 2010)
When Sanjay Dutt gifted his wife Manyata a Rolls Royce earlier this week, all the world was there to hoot for the couple.
Manyata, visibly a new mom of twins, her white and yellow dress stretched over her post-pregnancy belly made a striking picture - the picture of a woman caught in the middle of transformation.
Gone was the shapeless salwar kameez and in its place a cool dress, appropriate shoes, bag and sun glasses. The hair - loose and wavy - continues to hark back in time, although it will be just a while until the lady seeks out a suitable hairdresser.
Manyata Dutt is evolving, even as she has affected much change in her husband Sanjay Dutt’s life. There is reason why much noise was made about Mrs Dutt’s new gift. “Manyata publicity ke liye kuch bhi karegi,” says an insider. “It was her idea that the media be called and that Sanjay should speak about the new swanky car.
So Sanjay cooked up a tale that the car was a post-delivery gift to Manyata.” Fact is, the actor has been dying to buy a Rolls Royce for the last eight years. He is very fond of fast cars. He is known to have gone into depression when Vidhu Vinod Chopra gifted a Phantom to Amitabh Bachchan, after the release of Eklavya.
A few months ago he was heard More >
Sanjay Dutt says he doesn’t want daughter Trishala to take up movies as her career choice
Iti Shree Misra (BOMBAY TIMES; November 25, 2010)
Sanjay Dutt seemed unusually reticent to lend support to friend Amar Singh’s second innings in politics. “Yaar, let me be,” he said, reluctantly agreeing to talk just a bit. Talk about being a father at 50 and Dutt warms up to the conversation. “It’s wonderful to be a father again, more so because I could hardly enjoy Trishala’s childhood. Hopefully I’ll get to be a good father this time round,” he says. But he still hasn’t got too much time with the newborns. “They were born premature and were confined to the ICU, so I didn’t get to spend much time with them,” says he. And the kids seem to have brought the family together, with sister Priya and Namrata turning up at Maanyata’s baby shower. But Sanju baba underplays the reunion. “I have said time and again that every family has fights, every family has differences and arguments. Which family doesn’t? We are in focus because our parents were famous people. In every family, siblings have fights. So, what’s so strange about us? It was such a normal thing but it was projected in a different way by people. Yes, there were differences but like every other brother-sister fight, this too was sorted out. The twins became a reason to come together and celebrate their coming,” he says. So it’s one big happy family again. “It always was. For some time there More >
MID-DAY (November 19, 2010)
Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt clicks photographs of his newborn twins at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, as wife Maanyata and sister Priya Dutt proudly look on. Photograph: Bipin Kokate
They all let their hair down at Baba Dewan’s birthday party, held on Thursday night at a suburban five star. And why not? Dewan is well-connected with the who’s-who of B-Town and most of his close friends didn’t let him down.
The revelry began at 9 pm and went on till the wee hours of the morning. One of the early entrants was Priya Dutt and Bunty Walia along with his girlfriend.
While stars like Kangana Ranaut, Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt (with wife Manyata) walked in a little before midnight.
The party had only Indian cuisine and one saw drummers, striptease and pole dancers to simulate Las Vegas! Yana Gupta, who is back in town to shoot for a reality dance show, was in extremely in high spirits as she entered with Rocky S.
Fardeen Khan was accompanied by wife Natasha and sister-in-law Tanya, who looked ravishing. Ditto for Raj Kundra (no, he wan’t looking ravishing), who was accompanied by Shilpa and Shamita Shetty.
Nandita Mahtani came with her beau Dino Morea, both dressed in black.Babuji zara dheere chalo Fardeen looks smug as wife Natasha and sis-in-law Tanya flash never-ending legs Raj Kundra with Shilpa and Shamita Shetty: Three’s company Nandita Mahtani and Dino Morea: Couldn’t hide the chemistry (yogen shah)