My daughter said she wanted to act and I wanted to break her legs: Sanjay Dutt

Actor does not wish for daughter to join film industry


March 04, 2017
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Sanjay Dutt recently revealed that his daughter Trishala had dreams of acting in films but he wants her to make a career in forensic science. The 57-year-old actor says he has invested a lot of time and energy in her education and does not want her to join Bollywood.

“I’ve invested a lot of time and energy to put her in a good college and she has done very well. She has specialised in forensic sciences and I think that’s a great thing to do,” said the Munna Bhai star.

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Sanjay, who is currently shooting for his comeback film Bhoomi, says becoming an actor is not easy and for Trishala, it is going to be tougher. “Even if she wants to join the industry, she has to learn Hindi because American (English) will not work here. It is not easy to be an actor. It looks easy but it is quite difficult.”

Directed by Omung Kumar, Bhoomi is Sanjay’s first project after his jail term. The revenge drama revolves around the relationship between a father and daughter, played by Aditi Rao Hydari.

Asked if he finds any similarities between Aditi’s character and Trishala, Sanjay said, “Yes, there are similarities but Trishala wanted to be an actress and I wanted to break her legs, which I’m not doing here.”

Talking about his bond with his children, the star added, “I share a beautiful relationship with my children. I remember my father (Sunil Dutt) used to say, ‘I’m not your friend, I’m your father’. That’s the way I’m with my kids.”

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Dutt says he missed being a part of the industry while he was in prison. “My experience with the industry has been fantastic. When I was in jail, I missed every moment of being with my family. I love everybody from the technicians, actors to the directors. When I came back on the sets, it felt like I was back with my family.”

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COMMENTS (5)

ayesha khan | 4 years ago | Reply @hellodrsoul: You don't have to take everything so literally in life.
Bhaijaan | 4 years ago | Reply "...my father (Sunil Dutt) used to say, ‘I’m not your friend, I’m your father’. That’s the way I’m with my kids.” Relationships are a two-way street. Neither of the two sides has a right to dictate the nature of that relationship. Since from the write-up it appears Trishala was educated in America where they say the exact opposite, Sanjay will soon learn that Trishala would want him to behave like a friend. And, Sanjay will have no choice but to give in or give up on the relationship. Munnabhai, do not lose your daughter for egoistic reasons.
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