Sanjay Dutt is one Bollywood star who has been a rage among the fans, young and old alike, even during the odd times of his life. This fan following is clearly evident with the box office records of ‘Sanju’, Sanjay Dutt’s biopic that released last month. While the audiences can’t stop praising Ranbir Kapoor for the best performance of his acting career so far, the media is abuzz with the many many secrets of Sanjay Dutt’s life that ‘Sanju’ reveals.
In a few days time, ‘Sanju’ will be one month old, but the fans don’t seem to be getting over the film’s craze any time soon. Fans are still interested in knowing the big and small details of Sanjay Dutt’s life that have been shown or not shown in the film. So, we are here to reveal some secrets about the most significant aspect of Sanjay Dutt’s life as in his relationship with wife Manyata Dutt.
Before tying the knot with Manyata in 2008, Sanjay Dutt has been married twice and has reportedly had 308 girlfriends. But his bond with Manyata has definitely looked like the most special one in all these years.
Moreover, it is believed that Manyata has an iron-fisted control over all the big and small issues of her husband’s life. She has constantly been seen by his side in all these years of their relationship. In fact, as per reports, Manyata has even managed to phase out many long-time thick friends of Sanjay Dutt who she believed were fleecing him. It is she who manages Sanjay Dutt’s finances, take care of his diet and also has a major control over his Bollywood career decisions.
While the world knows about the kind of chemistry Sanjay Dutt and Manyata Dutt share, hardly anyone knows how the two actually met and how their relationship evolved initially. Manyata, born as Dilnawaz Shaikh was born in Mumbai and brought up in Dubai. She moved to Mumbai with Bollywood aspirations around late 1990’s. Initially, she came to be known as Sara Khan in Bollywood.
As far as her career in Bollywood is concerned, she is best known for her raunchy item number ‘Alhad Mast Jawani’ in 2003 hit film ‘Gangajal’ by Prakash Jha. The name Manyata was given to her by Jha himself, apparently for this film. While the name change could not do much for her career in Bollywood, it certainly brought her a good luck in personal life as she met Sanjay Dutt.
The two were publicly spotted together as a couple for the first time at Star Screen Awards in January 2007. Though Manyata claimed their relationship to be almost 7 years old at that time, the buzz had it that they had met only in 2006 through producer Nitin Manmohan.
While most other women that had been close to Sanjay Dutt before he met Manyata had been interested in his money and status, Manyata was more interested in his well-being. She loved cooking for him and this is supposedly what worked to get their relationship through to the next level.
She found the way to Sanjay Dutt’s heart through his stomach. She would often drop by on the sets where Sanjay Dutt would be shooting, with his favorite food. She took great care of him, his personal and professional concerns. Not just that, she was always cordial and welcoming for his friends too. It was this warmth of Manyata that pulled Sanjay Dutt towards him!
The two went on to get married in February 2008 with apparently even the Dutt family being unaware of the development. When the media asked Sanjay Dutt’s sister Priya Dutt for a reaction, she had said that she had no idea that the wedding had taken place and in fact thanked media for updating her. However, this appears to have not mattered the Dutt couple at any point of time.
The two are undoubtedly a very happily married couple now and are blessed with two adorable children!