By Druhi Mehta Aug. 12, 2020
On Tuesday, actor Sanjay Dutt tweeted that he would be taking a short break from work for some medical treatment, alarming thousands of his fans and well-wishers, and sparking speculation over what had gone wrong. Today, reports confirmed that the actor has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
On Tuesday, actor Sanjay Dutt tweeted that he would be taking a short break from work for some medical treatment, alarming thousands of his fans and well-wishers, and sparking speculation over what had gone wrong.
Today, reports confirmed that the actor has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) August 11, 2020
Dutt, who’s been the star of dozens of blockbuster films in the last three decades, first rushed to hospital on Saturday complaining of breathlessness. He was administered a coronavirus test, which came back negative, and was discharged on Monday morning.
Doctors however said they found fluid in his lungs during the tests. They refused to comment further citing doctor-patient confidentiality, the Hindustan Times reported. But Dutt was eventually diagnosed with stage three lung cancer.
The 61-year-old actor, who was last seen in the film Panipat last year, will now go to the US for further treatment, the report said, prompting shocked fans and peers to take to social media to wish the actor well.
Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer. Let’s pray for his speedy recovery.https://t.co/IBc6j2XchZ
— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) August 11, 2020
Here is wishing @duttsanjay a full recovery. Shall keep you in my prayers Sanju 🙏🤗
— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) August 12, 2020
Aur kitni jaaney lega ye manhoos saal?R.I.P Rahat Indori sahab..you were a genius.🙏
Devastated to hear about my friend Sanjay Dutt having lung cancer 3rd stage.Will pray hard that you recover fast bhai.🙏🙏🙏
— Shekhar Suman (@shekharsuman7) August 11, 2020
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who is a lung cancer survivor himself, said the actor was a “fighter” who is strong enough to see this tough phase through on Twitter.
You are, have and always will be a fighter @duttsanjay. 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.
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 11, 2020
Dutt will next be seen in Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2, the trailer for which was released today. His co-star from the first film, Pooja Bhatt, shared the trailer of the sequel and wished the actor well in a tweet on Wednesday.
Sanju.. This one’s for you! 🙏❤️https://t.co/6Wm4kqAqrJ
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) August 12, 2020
With news of poet Rahat Indori’s sudden death on Tuesday, and this upsetting update from the Dutt household today, 2020 just seems to be confirming once again that it has very little good news to offer.