Why Does Sanjay Dutt Think Bollywood Betrayed Him?

Rashmi Daryanani , 07 May 2013
Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt will surrender on May 18th, to spend 3-and-a-half years in jail for his possession of illegal arms. In the meantime, he’s been busy finishing shooting for all his films, since he had quite a few pending – so much so, that we’ve heard he’ll have very little time to spend with his family, since he’d have to work around the clock. However, the actor stated recently that all he’s got is “betrayal” from the industry. Why’s that?

Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt

Here’s what Sanjay told TOI:

“I did not charge them a penny for 30 days’ work. And what did I get in return? Betrayal. My co-stars told the media that I have been sitting at home, cooling my heels. But I was out there in the studios, shooting for them, just to save them from a financial crisis.”

This also ties in with what an anonymous leading lady said earlier: she claimed that most of the “show of support” in Bollywood was just that – a show. According to her, nobody genuinely cares about Sanjay Dutt, but they feel like they need to plea for his pardon to stay in his good books. Well, it looks like he feels betrayed anyway, so that was pointless.

Manyata & Sanjay Dutt
Manyata & Sanjay Dutt

Having said that, I find it a little off that he’s claiming to be “saving them from a financial crisis” when he’s the one who’s actually put them in it in the first place. Surely not his producers’ and directors’ fault that he’s being arrested, so he’s doing what any decent person would do by fulfilling his commitments. It’s commendable, sure, but he can hardly claim that he swooped in to save the day.

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