Sanjay Dutt: The Crazy Untold Story of Bollywood’s Bad Boy
Sanjay Dutt is the original bad boy of Bollywood. In the early 1980s, it was not uncommon to him passed out over the steering wheel of his car on a suburban road of Mumbai from a night of drugs and alcohol. Sanjay’s open love for guns and hard partying, his rippling muscles, long hair and many glamorous girlfriends, including the top actress of that time, machismo for a generation of Indian.
But underneath the tough-guy image there were genuine struggles, too: his mother and wife both died tragically young of cancer and Sanjay had to go through long and painful periods of de-addiction therapy. In this book, one of India’s foremost Bollywood biographers Yasser Usman tells the uncensored story of Sanjay’s roller-coaster life that is stranger than any – from the time he smuggled heroin into the United States and went on a drunken shooting spree at his Pali Hill home after his break-up with Tina Munim to his curious phone calls to gangster Chhota Shakeel and his embroilment in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
Today, however, Sanjay is more with the character he played in his most memorable Munnabhai MBBS – that of a reformed goon. But one thing is for certain: there will never be another Sanjay Dutt, a simple straight shooter in an image obsessed Bollywood.