After Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to three years imprisonment, there was much speculation as to why his daughter Trishala was not there by his side during his hearing. Finally speaking out, she has set the record straight as to why she stayed in New York, during her fathers court case.
Through her micro blogging site, daughter Dutt expressed, “I’ve become an elder sister to my twin siblings Iqra and Shahraan. It’s up to me to be strong for them and set a good example,being the eldest daughter of the house. There’s no such thing as having an ’emotional breakdown’ anymore. I love my father to death and I will always be his blood, his first-born, his everything.”
Hitting back at the media, she went into to state, “Did it ever occur to some of your ‘curious’ minds that maybe my father told me NOT to come?? My family is going thru an extremely difficult time right now and I haven’t been seen in Mumbai since Jan 2007. There was so much media when I came there at that time, I didn’t want to create such a drama especially at this time.”
During Dutt’s last visit to Mumbai, there were rumours that she was interested in entering Bollywood. However with so much negative media attention, she decided against it. Now permanently living in America, she went onto add, “since so much has happened in six years with the media between dad and I, it was best if I stayed in NYC and not gain the wrong type of attention during this difficult time with my family. Some of you are so quick to judge, it’s ridiculous and really annoying.” Hopefully her statement will be enough to out rumours to rest.