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Amitabh Bachchan loves gifting things to people. Last year, he gave Shahrukh Khan a Dolce&Gabbana jacket along with a pen. Last week, AB gifted Sanjay Dutt a designer watch the platinum Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, which costs over 50 lakhs!
Everyone knows Sanju has a weakness for expensive watches and fast cars. But what's the reason behind this no-reason gift? Sanju's birthday isn't till next month. His shaadi was over three months ago, why the gift now? Says a source close to Sanju, "Amitabh Bachchan is planning to revive his production company AB Corp soon and will come out with more than a couple of productions per year.
He can't feature himself, Abhishek and Aishwarya for all the films. The Big B will require other actors and actresses to act in his productions. So he has been wooing various artists in B-Town. Both Amitabh and Abhishek have always been very fond of Sanjay Dutt and are aware of his BO appeal and star status so they are very keen that he acts in their films. This is perhaps a goodwill gesture. Even Bachchan will be acting in Sanju's productions."
As Sanju had already left for the Bahamas for Ashtavinayak's Blue, Sanju's trusted lieutenant and the CEO of Sanjay Dutt Productions, Dharam Oberoi, left for the Bahamas to personally deliver the watch to Sanju on Wednesday. Sanju was naturally thrilled and excited to receive a gift from someone like Bachchan whom he's always considered a father figure." Amitabh Bachchan remained unavailable for comment.