As the nation continues to remain under the grip of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, we are back with a Throwback Tuesday interview to keep your entertainment buds satiated. This time, we have dug into the archives and pulled out a nostalgia piece on Sanjay Dutt's life, which is known to be quite controversial.
Today, the actor is happily married to Maanayata Dutt and the couple give us plenty of relationship goals. But there was a time, when Sanjay's personal life was in turbulence. In 2009, the actor's sister Namrata insulted Sanjay's then-girlfriend in public and was quoted as saying, "She (Maanayata) is not his wife. She is not even the daughter-in-law of Sunil and Nargis Dutt as Singh claims. She is just some woman who has trapped my brother."
Later, Sanjay, who was madly in Maanayata, hit back at his sisters for shaming Maanayata in an interview. Amid all this, Maanayata too, revealed how she has been supportive and protective of her family and how she was accused of taking over Sanjay's life, in a throwback interview in 2009.
Maanayata Slammed Sanjay's Sisters
Reacting to the allegations leveled against her by Sanjay's sisters, Maanayata was quoted as saying by the news agency in 2009, "I know, but what I want to say is that I've the right to live with my husband the way I want to. It doesn't matter whether it's a prostitute or a princess, a wife has certain rights in her husband's home. I'm not a man living in a woman's house."
Sanjay & Maanayata Had A Tough Time To Make His Sisters Accept Her
Speaking about it, the star wife said, "Sanju knows I've tried to do as much in my capacity to find acceptance with his sisters. Beyond that, he wouldn't like me to push myself to try any further. Neither would I."
Sanjay Dutt's Friends Hated Maanayata For This Reason
"Sanjay never understood the nitty-gritty of finances. And if he hasn't accumulated a huge bank balance, it isn't because he hasn't earned money. He did, but he lost all of it. There were too many people around him trying to use him. I came like a barricade in Sanju's life to stand between him and those who want to use him. Naturally, these fair-weather friends resent me. I spoilt their party, you see," Maanayata said in the same interview.
She Refused To Expose The Names Of People Who Were Mishandling Dutt's Finances
"I wouldn't like to name them, but some people for whom Sanju was taking on unnecessary expenses have been stopped. Sanju was implementing financial responsibilities that were not his. That has also made some people hate me. But his finances were being handled by the wrong people. There were so many irregularities in his accounts. If I open my mouth about it, no one will be spared."
Cut To Present
Sanjay and Maanayata are a happy family now, and Maanya shares a warm equation with her hubby's sisters. In fact, the couple even attended Namrata Dutt and Kumar Gaurav's daughter, Siya's wedding in 2019.