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Sanjay Dutt to reveal all in biography?

books Updated: Feb 10, 2012 08:40 IST

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His life has always been under intense scrutiny for his tyrst with drugs in younger days, for his failed marriages, for his infamous association with the 1993 Mumbai blasts, his jail stints and his sagging Bollywood career.

The 'Khalnayak' of B-town, inevitably has had a dramatic journey with many ups and downs in his personal as well as professional life. Now riding high on the success of Agneepath, Sanjay Dutt is mulling on having his tumultuous life penned down.

So ask him if he has ever thought of getting a biography done or writing one himself, Sanjay says, "I would love to do it. I have thought of it. But it is an elaborate procedure. And you need the right sort of people around you, from the writers to the editors to the publishers. If something works out, why not."

"Meri kundli mein shani maharaj mere se bahut prassan hai," he chuckled.

Son of renowned actors Sunil and Nargis Dutt, Sanjay fondly called as Sanju baba, married actress Richa Sharma in 1986. She died of brain tumor in 1988 and the couple have a daughter, named Trishala. His second marriage with model Rhea Pillai in 1998 did not last too long as they divorced in 2005. He then settled down with Manyata and they have twin babies --a boy named Shahraan and a girl named Iqra.

Besides his marital life, Sanjay was notorious for having drug problems, in the early stages of his career for which he underwent treatment on his father's insistence at a drug rehab centre in Texas in the USA. He was arrested in a drug case in 1982 and was in prison for five months.

Another serious charge was of illegally possessing weapons and having interactions with terrorists like Abu Salem, which led to his arrest under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act (TADA). Tagged as a terrorist, he spent quite a lot of time behind the bars. But the court declared him free of terror charges filed against him in the 1993 serial bombings.