Actor Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer as per the latest media reports. It has also been reported that the 61-year-old actor will soon be flying to the United States of America (USA) for medical treatment.
Film trade analyst Komal Nahta broke the news on his twitter, he wrote, “Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer. Let’s pray for his speedy recovery.”
Shekhar Suman’s son Adyayan Suman also took to his Twitter on Tuesday and wrote, “Sanju sir diagnosed with lung cancer 🙁 #sanjaydutt get well soon sir this year why u doing this?”
There hasn’t been any kind of official statement from Sanjay Dutt or his family members on these news reports.
‘Khal Nayak’ actor was rushed to the hospital on Saturday after he complained of breathlessness, was discharged on Monday.
According to reports, Dutt was admitted with fluctuating oxygen levels and was tested for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Sanjay Dutt had tested negative for the novel virus. Thus, he was receiving treatment in a non-COVID ward.
On Tuesday, the actor took to his Instagram and posted a cryptic note saying that he is taking a break from work to get some medical treatment done. Dutt wrote, “Hi friends. I am taking a short break from work for some medical treatment. My family and friends are with me and I urge my well-wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. With your love and good wishes, I will be back soon.”
Sanjay Dutt had celebrated his birthday a week ago, on July 29. He turned 61 this year, under the lockdown.
Dutt has a history of cancer in his family. His mother, veteran actor Nargis Dutt, succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 1981, just 3 days short of Dutt’s big-screen debut in ‘Rocky’. Dutt’s first wife Richa Sharma, who died of a brain tumour in 1996.
The actor had recently unveiled the poster of his upcoming film ‘Sadak 2’ as well. The movie, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, also featuring Alia Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur in lead roles, is slated for August 28 release on Disney+Hotstar.
Apart from ‘Sadak 2’, Dutt next will be seen onscreen in Karan Malhtora’s ‘Shamshera’, Abhishek Dudhaiya’s ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’, Prashanth Neel’s ‘K.G.F: Chapter 2’, Chandrapraksh Dwivedi’s ‘Prithviraj’ and Girish Malik’s ‘Torbaaz’.