11 August 2020 22:31
Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt has reportedly been diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer, according to Indian media reports. The famed actor will reportedly leave for the US for treatment soon, according to Hindustan Times. On August 8, Sanjay Dutt was admitted to Lilavati hospital in Mumbai after complaining of breathlessness. He was discharged on Monday. The actor then posted in Instagram on Tuesday that he would be taking a break from work for a "medical treatment", according to the Hindustan Times report.
"Hi friends, I am taking a short break from work for some medical treatment," the post read. With your love and good wishes, I will be back soon!" he added. A day after getting discharged from Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital, Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt has reportedly been diagnosed with lung cancer. According to reports, the actor will soon be flying to the US for his medical treatment. Earlier today, the 61-year-old actor announced that he was going on a brief sabbatical because of health issues.
On the day of his admission, Dutt tweeted from the hospital, "Just wanted to assure everyone that I'm doing well. I'm currently under medical observation and my COVID-19 report is negative. Thank you for your well wishes and blessings." View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) on Nov 22, 2018 at 2:50am PST Sanjay Dutt's wife Maanayata and children Iqra and Shahraan are currently in Dubai. They are there even before India went into complete lockdown in March. Dutt, who was unable to fly to Dubai because of the lockdown, celebrated his 61st birthday on 29th July away from them in Mumbai.
Talking about the actor's illness, a close friend of him told an online publication, "Baba (Sanjay Dutt) is devastated. He has little children. Fortunately, they are in Dubai right now with their mother. But breaking this awful news to them would be an ordeal." The friend also added that though the actor is shaken after getting diagnosed with lung cancer, he is also certain of being cured. "It is curable. He needs instant and rigorous treatment for which he leaves immediately," he signed off. On the work front, Sanjay Dutt will shortly be seen in Mahesh Bhatt's Sadak 2, co-starring Alia Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt, and Aditya Roy Kapur. The film is scheduled to premiere on 28th August on OTT platform Disney+Hotstar. His other projects include Bhuj: The Pride of India and Shamshera. Sanjay Dutt | Photo Credit: PTI Key Highlights Sanjay Dutt announced that he would be taking a "short break" from work to focus on medical treatment He also urged his fans not to worry or unnecessarily speculate As per reports, the actor will soon fly to the US for treatment Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has reportedly been diagnosed with lung cancer. The 61-year-old actor, who was admitted to Lilavati Hospital after complaining of breathlessness on August 8, was discharged from the medical facility on Monday. He tested negative for COVID-19. "Just wanted to assure everyone that I'm doing well. I'm currently under medical observation and my COVID-19 report is negative. With the help and care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Lilavati hospital, I should be home in a day or two. Thank you for your well wishes and blessings," he had tweeted on the day of his admission to the hospital. Earlier today, the actor posted a statement on Twitter, announcing that he would be taking a "short break" from professional commitments to focus on medical treatment. He also urged his fans not to worry or unnecessarily speculate, saying that he would be "back soon" with people's love and support. "I am taking a short break from work for some medical treatment. With your love and good wishes, I will be back soon!" his post read. Noted film journalist and editor-in-chief of Film Information, Komal Nahta, shared the news on his Twitter. "Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer. Let's pray for his speedy recovery," he tweeted. Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer. Let's pray for his speedy recovery. — Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) August 11, 2020 As per a report by Film Information, the actor will soon fly to the US for treatment. Dutt's upcoming movie Sadak 2, which was slated to hit theatres this month, will now premiere on Disney+Hotstar. The actor was last seen in three films in 2019 - Ashutosh Gowariker's period drama Panipat, Karan Johar-produced Kalank and political drama Prassthanam. Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer: Reports India oi-Deepika S New Delhi, Aug 11: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer, say reports. Sanjay took to social media to share the message with his fans. "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!," he wrote. He was discharged from the hospital, two days after he was admitted for breathlessness. The 61-year-old actor was taken to Lilavati Hospital on Saturday evening for full check-up, where he was also tested for COVID-19, which turned out to be negative. An official from Lilavati Hospital told PTI that Sanjay Dutt was discharged around 3 pm, Monday. He was later clicked outside his Bandra residence, where he waved to the waiting photographers and well-wishers. Sanjay Dutt hospitalised after complaining of breathlessness; tests negative for COVID-19 The actor is the eldest child of late Bollywood stars Nargis and Sunil Dutt. He has two sisters--Priya Dutt and Namrata Dutt. He is married to Maanayata Dutt with whom he has two children, a son and a daughter. He also has a daughter Trishala Dutt from his first marriage to Richa Sharma. She died of brain tumour in 1996. On the work front, Sanjay Dutt is currently awaiting the release of "Sadak 2" and "Bhuj: The Pride of India", which will premiere on Disney+Hotstar. He will also star in the second installment of "KGF" and "Shamshera", alongside Ranbir Kapoor. In 2019, the actor had featured in three movies--Ashutosh Gowariker's period drama "Panipat", Karan Johar-produced "Kalank" and political drama "Prassthanam".