Sanjay Dutt's friends through thick and thin

Jan 14, 2014, 10:55 IST | Asira Tarannum

Sanjay Dutt has his few close friends like Bunty walia and Apoorva Lakhia to thank for staying by his side in his time of crisis

With Sanjay Dutt's wife Maanayata undergoing treatment at Parel's Global Hospital for a possible lung tumour, these are certainly trying times for the incarcerated actor, now out on parole. But luckily for him, his friends and family have been by his side all through. Close friends, including producer Bunty Walia and director Apoorva Lakhia, have been regularly visiting the couple at the hospital.

Maanayata, Sanjay Dutt with kids Iqra and Shahraan
Maanayata, Sanjay Dutt with kids Iqra and Shahraan

A source close to the star says, "Apart from his family, both Apoorva and Bunty have been there for Sanju all through. Worried about his wife's health, Sanjay has stayed put in the hospital and his sisters have been taking turns to babysit their twins Shahraan and Iqra. Also, with this hospital being quite far from their Bandra residence, he now wants her to be moved to a hospital that's closer to their home."

Says Bunty Walia, "Most people are enquiring about her health on the phone, as not many are allowed to visit her in the hospital. I am sure once she is home, many more of their friends will drop in to check on her."

Among others who have visited the star wife are the cast of the film Hasmukh Pighal Gaya, which is being produced by Maanayata under the banner Sanjay Dutt Productions. However, her children haven't been able to visit her due to the hospital's policy that doesn't allow visits by children less than 10 years of age.

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