2018 massive hit biopic on Sanjay Dutt, featuring many Bollywood stars like Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma has poured limelight over several controversies that Sanjay Dutt has faced over a lifetime, be his dripping career or his battle with prolonged drug abuse, association with the Mumbai blasts or his past ex-girlfriends.
A noteworthy scene in the movie shows Anushka addressed as a journalist asking Ranbir portrayed as Sanju, the number of girlfriends he has been with, to which Sanju exclaim with pride that he was been with more than 300 women in the past.
Let us go through some of the most highlighted relationships that have been under discussion so far.
1. Sanjay Dutt and Tina Munim
Tina Munim was rumored to be Sanjay Dutt’s first love. They grew up together and in the course, they confessed their love to each other.
Things went downhill when Sanjay Dutt became addicted to drugs ever since the death of his mother, Nargis and Tina distanced herself, ending her childhood love affair.
2. Sanjay Dutt and Richa Sharma
Sanjay met Richa at a movie premiere, and subsequently were hitched when Sanjay asked her hand in marriage when Richa was shooting for a movie, ‘aag hi aag’. Sanjay’s first wife and mother to his firstborn, Trishala, Richa was diagnosed with brain tumor. She left for the US, for her treatment and consequently died in 1996.
3. Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit
Although Sanjay Dutt has denied being in a relationship with Madhuri Dixit, many reports say their romance had taken on a different level especially during the shoot days of ‘Sajjan’. Their romance died when Sanjay Dutt was arrested as he was linked to the Mumbai blasts.
4. Sanjay Dutt and Rhea Pillai
Ensuing the death of his first wife, Sanjay married TV actress Rhea after two years. They divorced in 2008 at the time, both were in separate relationships. Pillai stood uncompromised during the TADA trial with Sanjay despite their relationship differences.
5. Sanjay Dutt and Rekha
Many tabloid reports said that Rekha and Sanjay grew close on the sets of zameen asmaan and got married secretly. However, they both denied such gossips and Sanjay vehemently opposed the buzz of their relationship in a magazine.
6. Sanjay Dutt and Lisa Ray
Although it was never cleared whether the two were in a relationship, many speculated that they were together during their struggle in Bollywood in the 20s. Lisa Ray went back to Canada as she felt grossed out by these reports.
7. Sanjay Dutt and Manyata Dutt
Sanjay Dutta is presently married to Manyata, since 2008. During his third marriage, he was facing charges and was in and out of prison on bail. On October 21st, 2010, Manyata gave birth to twins, Shahram and Iqra Dutt. Manyata was last seen in Prakash Jha’s item number in Ganjalaal.