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.
5 Women Kamal Haasan was in relationship with: Controversial Love life
Popularly referred to as ‘Ulaganayagan’, our very own Kamal Haasan is one the brightest stars in the history of Tamil cinema; an actor, dancer, director, producer, screenwriter, playback singer and lyricist who has contributed not only to Tamil movies but also worked in Telugu, Malayalam, Kanada Hindi and Bengali industry.
Kamal Haasan has been a recipient of four national awards and nineteen Filmfare awards. He was also awarded Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan in his lifetime. Kamal’s personal life has been the grist for the gossip mill in this industry.
He has often shown his grief as most of his relationships were unsuccessful. He has married twice owing to the ‘herd mentality’ of the society but was never happy. Let us find out why Kamal Haasan, despite being in love so many times, is still alone at the age of 63
- Kamal Haasan and Srividya
Kamal Haasan met Srividya on the sets of the 1975’s Tamil classic Apoorva Raagangal. She was a popular South Indian actress who according to the sources had fallen in love during the shooting of the film. Their relationship was kept in the dark for many years, seemed that Kamal Haasan was not eager to court Srividya officially.
Srividya was married to George Thomas and later divorced in 1980. She died of prolonged illness in 2006. Kamal Haasan was rumored to keep meeting her in her deathbed.
- Kamal Haasan and Vani Ganapathi
Kamal Haasan started dating popular dancer Vani Ganapathi around the year 1977 and later married in 1978. Kamal’s infidelity and the inability to conceive after ten years of their marriage were two of the main reasons for their split-up.
- Kamal Haasan and Sarika
One of the main reasons why Kamal Hasan’s marriage to Vani didn’t work out was because of Kamal Haasan love interest, Sarika, a Gujarati Actress. Kamal moved out, only to be in a live-in relationship with Sarika who surprisingly gave birth to their first daughter, Shruti Haasan in 1986 while Kamal was still married.
Kamal finally divorced his former wife Vani in 1988 to marry Sarika. Sarika gave birth to another daughter, Akshara Haasan, in 1991. They divorced after sixteen long years of marriage, probably because of the same reasons, that is, Kamal being unfaithful on many occasions.
His closeness to Tamil actress Simran was also not perceived well by Sarika. The incidents traumatized Sarika so much that she even tried to attempt suicide.
- Kamal Haasan and Simran Bagga
Kamal Haasan and Tamil actress Simran Bagga started dating while shooting for their film Pammal K Sambandam in the early 2000s. Despite having a huge age gap of 22 years, it wasn’t a barrier for their blooming love. Their blooming romance was short-lived and Simran was later married to another man.
- Kamal Haasan and Gautami
Gautami and Kamal Haasan’s relationship dated back to the time when he was married to Sarika. After his divorce, he moved in with Gautami and worked in several films together. They didn’t want to get married as they were truly happy in their live-in relationship.
Like a genuine partner, Kamal Haasan stood by her side when Gautami was battling cancer. Like every other relationship, they separated too after thirteen years. The reason is unknown but reports say the couple was going through a rough patch and consequently decided to split up.