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No tension with father: Trishala Dutt

Actor Sanjay Dutt's 19-year-old daughter Trishala says there is no tension between her and her father over his marriage to Manyata.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2008 04:49 PM IST

Trishala, the 19 year old daughter of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has said that there is no tension between her and her father over his sudden marriage to Manyata.

Trishala,who lives in the United States with her late mother Richa Sharma's family told the newly launched


Magazine in an interview that she met her father after a year and a half and had spoken to him a few weeks after his marriage.

"When we spoke, it was like any other conversatrion-completely normal. There was no tension between us," she said.

Recounting her meeting with her father, Trishala said soon after they met, her father exclaimed,"You remind me of my youth. I love you



"He seems to be happy and if he is happy than I'm happy for him. If he found what he needs in her (Manyata), then that's great," said Trishala after spending six days with her father.

Replying to questions that she was not taking her father's calls after his marriage, Trishala said, "No, I was not ignoring his calls. I was busy. There were times when I was in class when dad called and then it would be too late for me to call him back in India. Dad got the wrong idea of why I wasn't taking his calls so he finally SMSed me and I called him back," she says.

When asked about what they spoke during their meeting in Bahams, Trishala said, "He is proud of me for choosing criminal psychology. I was updating him on the homicide and missing person cases that I have studied, and my meetings with some criminals.

Replying to a question on her relationship with Manyata, Trishala said ,"So far so good."

Sanjay who is stationed in Bahamas for shooting of


along with wife of four months Manyata,spent six days with his daughter.

According to the magazine, the days preceding their meeting, Trishala was both nervous and happy. Nervous, because she hadn't met her dad for over one-and-a-half year. Joyous, because she was looking forward to spending some quality time with him.

It is clear that it was a very emotional six days for both father and daughter. They connected with each other and the goings-on in each other's lives once again. As for Trishala and Manyata, it would be interesting to see how their relationship develops. While Trishala's only wish is to see her father happy, six days is too soon for anyone to say with conviction whether she and Manyata will go on to forge a meaningful relationship.

Manyata, it may be recalled, was said to be the reason for an estrangement between daughter and dad. Just before Sanjay's sudden marriage to Manyata, Trishala gave a series of well-publicised interviews stating that her father had given her to understand that she would be the only woman in his life.

Trishala is the daughter of the late Richa Sharma, Sanjay's first wife. Richa died of cancer on December 10, 1996 and Trishala has always lived with her aunt (mother's sister, Enna) and her grandparents in Bayside, Queens, New York.

In the Bahamas, Trishala spent some time alone with her dad during which he asked about her college work and showed great interest in the projects she was working on. Trishala, on her part went all out to show and shower her dad with affection.

The teenager, who is a second year student at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, has also expressed her desire to join films. She has had her portfolio shot and aunt Enn has promised to help launch her film career.

Trishala is yet to speak to her dad about her movie plans.


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