Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt’s Love Story and Its Bitter End – Blast from the Past

Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt’s Love Story and Its Bitter End – Blast from the Past

In this new series, we look at scandals that rocked Bollywood. This time, it’s flashback to the love story and bitter split of Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt
Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt’s Love Story and Its Bitter End – Blast from the Past
Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit

Recently, Sanjay Dutt turned 60. It was a momentous occasion and Sanju Baba must have received a lot of good wishes from his friends, family and colleagues. Perhaps one name was likely to be missing from the list – Madhuri Dixit. The history behind Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt is extremely interesting, even if Karan Johar’s ill-fated Kalank brought them together on screen at least for a bit. But what exactly happened?

Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt

The truth is — and here, dear readers, we must go into a flashback — Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit were deeply, madly and truly in love. This happened when they were shooting for  the  film Saajan, and their romance was heading to the altar when trouble struck. Sanjay Dutt was termed as an accused for the1993 Mumbai blasts and was taken into custody just before the release of Subhash Ghai’s Khalnaayak. The film starred Sanjay Dutt as a hardcore terrorist and Ghai’s marketing team released  stills of a shackled,  handcuffed and long-haired red-eyed Dutt in prison uniform to every media outlet that existed back then.

The result was calamitous for Sanjay Dutt. Everyone saw the pictures as a reflection of  his true role in the terror attacks that shook Mumbai in 1993. The actor’s girlfriend Madhuri also woke up like the rest of Mumbai to that visual of Dutt dressed  up as a captured terrorist. Her conservative Maharashtrian parents remained silent. But the unspoken  recrimination hung thickly in the air.

Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt

This is when Madhuri took a decision to sever all ties with Sanjay Dutt. The story goes…Mads, as he called her, was the second person he called after his father when the law enforcers swooped down on him. Madhuri didn’t take the call. Dutt called again, and again and again…But as  far as Madhuri was concerned, she was done with him. The relationship was over, and  there was nothing to talk about.

A close friend of Dutt later revealed to some media persons that he was shattered  by the betrayal. “The philandering Casanova had  finally met his match. Madhuri was  every bit as  ambitious as Dutt. As a career woman who was at the peak, Madhuri  didn’t want to be in a messy relationship with a tainted superstar, and that’s fine. But she didn’t allow Baba even that one final conversation to validate the breakup.”

For years after the breakup, Dutt would get drunk and  curse and abuse the woman who left him just when he needed her the most. It took the healing touch of another woman, Rhea Pillai, to restore Dutt’s confidence in the institution of love and marriage. He married Rhea who stood by him like a rock during his trials and tribulations. Unfortunately, that marriage didn’t last too and Sanjay finally found true love in Maanayata.

Sanjay and Maanayata Dutt

Now, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit are mature and wise enough to work together. But doesn’t mean they can ever be friends again.

Comments