Biswajit Manna

The whole country is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Nobody knows when things will get back to normal. During the prolonged lockdown period across the country, many Bollywood stars, unfortunately, breathed their last. This list includes veterans like Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Saroj Khan. We have also witnessed the untimely death of young and talented actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Now there is more heartbreaking news coming from Bollywood. Veteran actor Sanjay Dutt reportedly diagnosed with lung cancer. According to a report published in Times of India, the 61-year-old actor is devastated at this unexpected turn of events. However, he is also worried about his small children currently stuck in Dubai with his wife Maanayata Dutt. TOI report claims that Sanjay will soon leave for the US for treatment.

Dutt was hospitalized on August 8 after he complained about breathlessness. He was tested for COVID-19 but results were negative. Earlier on Tuesday, the actor announced on Twitter that he will take a short break for medical reasons. He also appealed to his fans not to speculate anything about his health. “Hi friends, I am taking a short break from work for 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”, the actor tweeted.

Later it was learned that Sanjay is suffering from lung cancer. Noted film critic Komal Nahta broke the news on Twitter. He tweeted, “Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer. Let’s pray for his speedy recovery.”

The news spread like wildfire and all his fans started praying for him. Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer and cancer survivor Yuvraj Singh took to Twitter to express his support for Sanjay. Former left-handed batsman wrote, “You are, have and always will be a fighter. I know the pain it causes but I also know you are strong and will see this tough phase through. My prayers and best wishes for your speedy recovery.”


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