Recently Sanjay Dutt announced he was stepping away from his film projects to focus on his health. It was reported that the actor, who is battling lung cancer, will now be heading to the US for treatment.
The 61-year old star was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital last week for preliminary treatment for stage three lung cancer, according to Mid-Day. The actor has now reported to have secured a five-year US visa for further treatment in New York.
A source told the publication, “Sanju had applied for the visa as soon as he learnt of the diagnosis. However, initially, it wasn’t easy to get the clearance since the actor was among those convicted in the 1993 Bombay blasts. Fortunately, one of his close friends helped the actor secure a five-year visa on medical grounds. He is expected to fly to New York with Maanayata and Priya, where he will pursue treatment at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre.”
It is worth mentioning that Dutt’s mother Nargis also battled cancer between 1980 and 1981. His daughter, Trishala resides in New York also.
The source adds, “Sanju was considering travelling to Singapore if the US plan did not materialise. Thankfully, everything has worked out swiftly, and he is expected to leave at the earliest.”
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