Trishala Dutt is talking her mind at 21, and doesn’t care what dad, actor Sanjay Dutt, thinks of her dreams. The daughter of Dutt and his former wife Richa Sharma, Trishala aka Trish is keen on entering Bollywood even as daddy doesn’t approve.
“He’s not okay with me joining Bollywood. We have not had an opportunity to seriously discuss it and understand each other’s perspective. But ultimately, the decision is mine ... I will do what I think is best for me and what makes me happy,” the young Dutt told showbiz site, Pinkvilla.com.
“Of course, you should listen to your elders’ advice and take that into consideration, but the decision should be yours at the end of the day. I love my dad, and I would love to make him happy, but if he does not support my decisions and certain steps that I take in life, all I can do is say ‘I’m sorry’,” said Trishala, who lives with her maternal grandparents in New York and is busy preparing for films after acquiring a degree in criminal justice.
“I joined Atlantic Theater Acting School to pursue my passion for acting. I might be joining NY Film Academy as they will be taking students to India for an intensive course on filmmaking. One must understand all aspects of the business,” she said, adding that her favourite Indian actor is Salman Khan.
Clear that her father’s fame will not influence her own journey, she says, “I don’t want anything on a silver platter. I want to make my standing from hard work as my grandfather (Sunil Dutt) did. I miss him very much and he knew I wanted go into acting. One day, I will make him proud.”