This time, the war between Sanjay Dutt and his sisters Namrata and Priya is out in the open with Sanju's wife Manyata leading the fray. Says a source close to the Dutt family, "There has been no communication between Sanju and his sisters or their families after January 5 (Namrata's birthday). This happened after Sanju's entry into politics. There has been a rapid deterioration of relationships between the siblings since."
The latest in the snubs offered to Sunil Dutt's daughters, Namrata and Priya, is when they were not invited to Sanju and Manyata's wedding anniversary party on February 10, which was held one floor above their residence. A day before the party, Manyata was overheard saying that her party would have a better attendance than the Filmfare awards!
The source continues, "Strangely, Namrata's husband Kumar Gaurav who was Sanju's best friend for many years was also not invited. The sisters have always maintained cordial relations with Manyata so they can't figure out this complete breakdown in communication with their brother Sanjay." Last year, when Sanju wasn't in town they attended the mata ki chowki thrown by Manyata.
When Owen and Priya had thrown a Christmas party last year Sanju and Manyata had come for that. This year too when Namrata had an intimate birthday bash with close friends and family, she had invited Sanju and Manyata.
Though Sanju came up to wish Namrata and stayed on for fifteen minutes, Manyata didn't attend the party. When Manyata had thrown the Red-n-White themed party last year (again in Sanju's absence) Priya and Owen had attended the event (Namrata being out of town).
The source insists that earlier whenever there has been a problem, Sanju or the sisters have picked up the phone and cleared up their differences. "This time Sanju's cold and stony silence is hard to bear. The sisters understand that Sanju might find it awkward to talk to Priya as they are from opposite political parties but why didn't he call Namrata?" The sisters hope that sometime Sanju will just pick up the phone and talk to them like earlier times. C'mon Maana, do the right thing.