Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer, flies to US for treatment …


On late Tuesday night, film journalist and trade analyst Komal Nahta sent out a tweet announcing that actor Sanjay Dutt, best known for appearing in films like ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’ and ‘Kalank’, has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

“Not the new dreaded ‘C’ (coronavirus), it’s the other dreaded ‘C’, cancer, that Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with,” Nahta tweeted.

Komal Nahta's tweet.Agencies

Komal Nahta’s tweet.

About Sanjay
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Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer, flies to US for treatment …

About diagnosed
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A day after being discharged from the hospital where he was admitted after complaints of breathlessness, Dutt, on Tuesday, said that he will be taking a “short break from work” due to some medical treatment.

The 61-year-old actor, who was admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital over the weekend, requested well-wishers not to worry or speculate.

According to a
Times of India report, the actor is worried about his children, who happen to be in Dubai with their mother, Mannayata Dutt. Quoting Dutt’s friend, the report states that the cancer is curable and that the actor will leave for US for treatment immediately.

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who has also struggled with cancer, sent out a tweet writing, “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,” wrote Yuvraj.

Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer, flies to US for treatment …

On the work front, Dutt will next feature in ‘KGF: Chapter 2’. The actor unveiled his first look poster on his birthday.

The C-Strike In B-Town

On Saturday night, just when the country was about to go to sleep, the news of the country’s biggest superstar, Amitabh Bachchan, testing positive for coronavirus broke, sending shockwaves around the nation. In the hours that followed, more members of the Bachchan family tested positive for Covid-19 and Anupam Kher’s family, too, was hit by the corona-crisis.

On Sunday morning, the country woke up to rumours of Hema Malini and the Kapoor family testing positive for Covid-19. Here’s a detailed rundown of what transpired over the weekend – who tested positive and who didn’t.

The Big B’s Covid Diagnosis

Senior Bachchan is known to have dealt with health complications before and even fought a close battle with death after a life-threatening accident on the sets of his film ‘Coolie’ in 1982. However, when the news about the thespian testing positive for deadly Covid-19 broke, the entire country collectively prayed for his health and speedy recovery.

The who’s who of B-Town, sports fraternity and India Inc sent best wishes for the actor. The Big B, on Sunday night, took to social media to thank all those who prayed for his good health. “To them that have expressed their concern, their prayers and their wishes for Abhishek, Aishwarya, Aaradhya and me .. my unending gratitude and love,” wrote the megastar.

Junior Bachchan Tests Positive

Only an hour after the news of Senior Bachchan testing positive broke, Abhishek Bachchan sent out a tweet from his Twitter account confirming that he, too, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In his tweet, Abhishek wrote that the local civic authorities have been informed and that their family and staff are also being tested for Covid-19.

Asking everyone to stay calm and not panic, Abhishek wrote, “The BMC has been in touch and we are complying with them.” Last week, Abhishek had been busy with the promotions of his upcoming Amazon Prime original ‘Breathe: Into The Shadows’. Abhishek’s co-star from the webseries, Amit Sadh, had tested negative for Covid-19.

Aishwarya Home Quarantined

On Sunday, a day after the Big B and Abhishek tested positive, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya, also tested positive for the novel coronavirus, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope took to Twitter to break the news which was confirmed by Abhishek via a tweet.

“Aishwarya and Aaradhya have also tested COVID-19 positive,” wrote Abhishek in his tweet. The rest of the family, including Jaya Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda had tested negative. Abhishek announced on Twitter that both Aishwarya and Aaradhya will be self-quarantining at home.

Crisis Hits Kher Family

A day after the Bachchans revealed they were corona-positive, actor Anupam Kher confirmed on Sunday that his mother, Dulari, along with brother Raju and his wife have also tested positive for Covid-19.

While Kher’s mother is admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai, his brother’s family is quarantining at their home.

Sharing a two-minute-20-second-long video on Twitter, the 65-year-old actor said his mother wasn’t able to eat well for the past few days.

“I’ve informed the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) they’re working amazingly, efficiently. They will sanitise my brother’s residence,” Kher said in a tweet.