From Rekha To Tina Ambani, Eight Women In Sanjay Dutt’s Life
The trailer of Sanjay Dutt’s biopic, Sanju was unveiled today and in the trailer, Ranbir Kapoor, who is playing Sanjay, reveals that the actor has slept with more than 350 women. The trailer has definitely piqued interest in Sanjay’s love life and we bring to you a list of women, whose proximity with Bollywood’s ‘Bad Boy’ made headlines: 1. Tina Munim: Tina Munim was Sanjay Dutt’s childhood friend and she was also his co-star in his debut film Rocky. They became the 'it' couple of Bollywood however, it is said that Tina left him due to his addiction to drugs and for a much-older Rajesh Khanna. Tina left Rajesh Khanna as he refused to divorce his wife, Dimple Kapadia and later got married to Anil Ambani. 2. Rekha: It shocked everyone when rumours about Sanju being in a relationship with a much-older Rekha started doing the rounds, while they were shooting for Zameen Aasman in 1984. Their closeness became fodder for gossip and soon reports surfaced that they had secretly tied the knot. However, Sanjay refuted the reports in an interview to a magazine. 3. Richa Sharma: After Tina Munim, Sanjay Dutt fell for another Dev Anand discovery, Richa Sharma, who marked her debut with the veteran actor’s 1985 release Hum Naujawan. Sanjay first saw Richa at the mahurat of one of his films at Hotel Sea Rock and it was love at first sight for him. He inquired about her and a few days later asked her out on a date. Sanjay wanted to marry Richa and she gave up her career for him. He flew to New York to meet her parents and they got married in New York in 1987. The couple became proud parents to their daughter Trishala in 1988. However, within two years of their marriage, Richa was diagnosed with brain tumour and she passed away in December 1996. 4. Madhuri Dixit: Sanjay and Madhuri’s alleged affair was a hot topic in the 90s. Reportedly, they fell in love on the sets of Saajan in 1991 and at that time, Sanjay was still married to Richa. While Sanjay has always denied the link-up rumours to Madhuri, it is said that Madhuri left him for good after his 1993 TADA arrest. 5. Rhea Pillai: Sanjay Dut married model, Rhea Pillai in 1998 but things didn’t work out between the two and they officially got divorced in 2008. Rhea got into an extramarital affair with Leander Paes, while she was still married to Dutt. 6. Nadia Durrani: Sanjay was also in a relationship with Lahore-based belly dancer Nadia Durrani, while he was married to Rhea Pillai. They later parted ways for reasons best known to them. 7. Lisa Ray: Rumours had it that Sanjay was also dating Lisa Ray at one point in time however, Lisa always denied being in a romantic relationship with the actor. 8. Maanayata Dutt: Sanjay Dutt found his soulmate in Maanayata Dutt (born Dilnashin Shaikh),who was a divorcee and the two got married in 2008. Maanayata is best known for her item song in Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangajal. Reportedly, they were introduced to each other by Sanjay’s friend, producer Nitin Manmohan and the rest as they say is history. The couple is now proud parents to twins, Shahraan and Iqra.