Heartbroken Maanayata Dutt: I have been unable to be by Sanjay Dutt's side in hospital
Maanayata Dutt updated Sanjay Dutt's fans on his health; here's an official statement
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer, and according to reports, the actor has been seen doing rounds of the hospital to undergo tests.
The news was first announced by popular entertainment journalist Komal Nahta, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was diagnosed with lung cancer. “Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer. Let’s pray for his speedy recovery,” he tweeted.
The actor was also admitted to Lilavati hospital last week after he complained of breathing issues. Confirming that the actor is not keeping well, wife Maanayata had earlier updated his fans regarding his health. Even Sanjay Dutt took to Twitter to share the news.
Now Maanayata has released an official statement on her husband's health.
Maanayata Dutt’s statement:
To all of Sanju’s fans and well-wishers, I can’t begin to thank you for the love and warmth you have shown him all these years.
Sanju has been through many ups and downs in his life, but what has kept him going through every tough phase has always been your adulation and support. And for this, we will always be grateful. We are now being tested through yet another challenge, and I know, the same love and warmth will see him through this time as well.
As a family, we have decided to face this with positivity and grace. We are going to go about our life as normally as possible, with a smile, because this will be a tough fight and a long journey. And, we need to do this for Sanju, without any negativity setting in.
In these trying times, unfortunately, I have been unable to be by his side in the hospital, due to my home quarantine which ends in a couple of days. Every battle has a torchbearer and someone who holds the fort. Priya who has worked extensively over two decades with our family-run Cancer foundation, and who has also seen her mother battle this illness, has been our incredible torchbearer, while I will hold the fort.
For those asking, Sanju will complete his preliminary treatment in Mumbai. We will formulate further plans of travel depending on how and when the COVID situation eases. As of now, Sanju is in the best hands of our esteemed doctors at Kokilaben hospital.
I request everyone, with my folded hands, to stop speculating the stage of his illness and let the doctors continue to do their work. We will update you all regularly with his progress.
Sanju is not only my husband and father to our children, but he has also been a father figure to Anju and Priya, after losing their parents.
He is the heart and soul of our family.
While our family is shaken up, we are determined to fight tooth and nail. With God and your prayers on our side, together we will overcome, and emerge as winners.