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'I would have convinced my father'

Actor Sanjay Dutt has claimed he is confident that he would have convinced Sunil Dutt of his decision this time too, if he'd disapproved of his joining a political outfit other than Congress.

delhi Updated: Jan 21, 2009 18:25 IST

In reel life, 'Munnabhai MBBS' had managed to convince his real father that his son didn't go astray even though he could not complete his medical course at a Mumbai college.

And, now after joining Samajwadi Party, actor Sanjay Dutt has claimed he is confident that he would have convinced Sunil Dutt of his decision this time too, if he'd disapproved of his joining a political outfit other than Congress.

"May be he would have been (upset) but I would have managed to convince him (Sunil Dutt). Because I think Congress and Samajwadi Party share the similar views of secularism, of helping the people in the nation. I think that is why they are in alliance," Sanjay told 'NDTV'.

The actor's statement came just days after his sister Priya had expressed disappointment over his plans to join the Samajwadi Party.

Reacting to speculation of a growing rift between his wife and sister, Sanjay said: "No, Mayanta is my wife and there is no two verse about it. She is my family as of now and always will be.

"And, there can't be any rift between us. In my family in any marriage, there are always problems which take place. And the focus is on Dutt so that's the reason. But, in any family in the world when a girl comes..., there are problems and we will sort them out."

When asked who are Mr and Mrs Dutt in the building where the Dutta family resides, Sanjay said, "That I am and my wife."

On sister Priya retaining the Dutt surname, Sanjay said, "I have nothing against to any retaining any surname. You want to retain your dad's surname, it is fine. But, I was just talking about traditions."