Sanjay Dutt’s fans were in for a shock with reports of the actor being diagnosed with lung cancer. He took to Twitter to inform fans that he is taking a “short break from work for some medical treatment”.
The executive producer of Sanjay’s upcoming film KGF 2, Karthik Gowda, has said that that the actor will complete the film “after three months.” “Dutt will return after 3 months, once his treatment is over, to complete my film. His team spoke to me today. I spoke to Dutt two days back,” Gowda told the Times of India.
He said that Sanjay has three shoot days worth of work left on the film.
Sanjay plays the antagonist Adheera in the highly-anticipated film. The first look of his character was released on his 61st birthday on July 9.
Sanjay was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on August 8 after he complained of chest discomfort and breathing troubles. He was discharged on August 10.
Sanjay’s wife Maanayata Dutt released a statement on August 12, urging fans to not fall prey to speculations. She said: “I thank everyone who has expressed their well wishes for Sanju’s speedy recovery. We need all the strength and prayers to overcome this phase. There is a lot that the family has gone through in the past years but I am confident this too shall pass. However, it is my heartfelt request to Sanju’s fans to not fall prey to speculations and unwarranted rumours, but to just help us with their ongoing love, warmth and support. Sanju has always been a fighter, and so has our family. God has yet again chosen to test us to overcome the challenges ahead. All we seek is your prayers and blessings, and we know we will emerge as winners on the other side, as we always have. Let us use this opportunity to spread light and positivity.”
Sanjay will next be seen in Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2, which will release on Disney+Hotstar on August 28.