Sanjay Dutt unhappy over health hype

Updated on Aug 08, 2007 07:19 PM IST

The jailed actor expresses displeasure over speculative media reports on his health, reports Yogesh Joshi. The legal squad

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Hindustan Times | By, Pune

Media reports about jailed Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s supposed ‘ill health’ have not only irked Yerawada jail officials, but the actor too has reportedly expressed his “unhappiness” over the issue.

Sources said the actor came across some “speculative reports about his health” and expressed dejection.

“Dutt was unhappy when he heard unduly hyped reports about his chest pain in the media,” a jail source said.

Senior police officials too were annoyed with the media hype surrounding a visit by a team of doctors to the jail, for Dutt’s medical checkup.

Jail Superintendent Rajendra Dhamane told Hindustan Times that the visit by doctors from the government-run Sassoon Hospital was just “routine” and Dutt was being treated as a normal convict.

“Sanjay Dutt is absolutely fine and the reports about doctors being sent (specially for the actor) from Sassoon Hospital are totally untrue and just a media creation,” he said.

The doctors, incidentally, had to return without examining the actor because of the huge crowd outside the prison.

Sassoon Hospital Superintendent Dr PS Pawar said he had received a letter from the Yerawada jail superintendent requesting them to carry out a medical examination of the Mumbai serial blasts convicts, including Dutt.

“But the team of doctors could not enter the jail due to the huge crowd,” said Pawar, adding that the medical examination has been postponed.

Meanwhile, fans continued to gather outside Yerawada jail on the third consecutive day, in the hope of catching a glimpse of the actor, if he were to be taken to a hospital for a check up.

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  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Yogesh Joshi is Assistant Editor at Hindustan Times. He covers politics, security, development and human rights from Western Maharashtra.

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