It is known that Trishala Dutt has done her majors in criminal justice and has specialized in forensic science. However, few know that she also has dabbled in acting by taking short-term courses with the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York
In pic: Sanjay Dutt poses with daughter Trishala Dutt and wife Maanayata Dutt
Don't expect a female Dutt to hit the silver screen. EVER. And that's just family tradition, by the way. It's nothing personal. Trishala Dutt was quoted in 2010 in a magazine as saying: "My dad has never said 'no' to me for Bollywood. Yes, I know he would not approve. But he does have a soft spot for me, so I think it will be okay later on." Her dad, Sanjay, however, categorically says, "It's news to me. She hasn't discussed her future plans with me. Anyway, my dad would have been completely against her becoming an actress!"
Sanjay Dutt had mentioned back in 2010 that he won't encourage Trishala Dutt should she choose to become an actress. "I am not supportive of her becoming an actress," he said, adding, "In the Dutt family line, women have never been actresses - including my sisters Namrata and Priya. My mom (Nargis) gave up acting when she got married and was a devoted mother and housewife and so was Richa (his first wife)."
A source close to Sanjay Dutt had even spilled the beans, saying, "Sanju is very clear about Trishala not joining films. He says his dad never allowed daughters Priya and Namrata to become actresses. The late Dutt Sr's wife Nargis was a great actress but once she became a Dutt she left her career at her peak. The same thing happened with Trishala's mother Richa. Whatever little career she had, she had to give up once she became Mrs Dutt. Sanju never allowed Maanayata to pursue an acting career even when they were dating."
In pic: Trishala Dutt with father Sanjay Dutt in a childhood photo from birthday celebration
Namrata Dutt's daughters Sanchi and Sia don't harbour filmi aspirations either. The Dutts have always been very conscious about this and the rule has been laid down for the Dutt women right from the beginning "No acting career". It is said that Sanjay Dutt had even told Maanayata Dutt that if they have a daughter, she has to know right from the beginning that an acting career is not an option.
In pic: Trishala Dutt hugs her father Sanjay Dutt in this throwback photo
Not that Sanjay Dutt is against the industry. He attributes this thought to a rule laid down by his father, the late Sunil Dutt. In the past, he had said, "Dad never wanted any of our family girls to be in the film industry, so it's the same with my sisters and their daughters. I want to keep that going."
About his plans for his daughter he had said, "If she has worked hard to pass with good grades and worked with the FBI, then she must further her career in it." Recalling her decision to study criminal law, Dutt had said "Back then, she had said that the reason she wanted to study criminal law was that she didn't want innocent people like me to suffer. I was very touched by that thought. Besides, it's a big thing to work with the FBI."
Producer Sandeep Singh told mid-day, "The original plan was to release the film on his birthday (July 29). But Sanjay Sir wanted to do something nice for Trishala on her birthday, considering she has been waiting for his comeback film for so long. Now, the trailer will be launched on August 10."
Sanjay Dutt didn't spend quality time in her childhood days with Trishala Dutt, who was raised by her maternal grandparents in the US. Dutt said, "I have never seen the aspect of fatherhood with Trishala. That's a sad thing and my bad luck. I feel sad for her. Anyways that was my bad luck. I wish I could spend all those moments with her also. Nonetheless, we will make up."
Though Trishala Dutt lives a life far removed from Bollywood, she continues to be a pillar of strength for her father Sanjay Dutt
In pic: Trishala Dutt with late grandfather Sunil Dutt
Trishala Dutt's mother, Richa Sharma, married Sanjay Dutt in 1987. She passed away in 1996 after battling cancer
In an interview earlier, when Sanjay Dutt was in jail, Trishala had told the press, "His fans must watch out when he comes back, because he's going to be back with a bang. He is someone you can't break."
Sanjay Dutt's Trishala Dutt has undergone a drastic transformation! One glance at Trishala Dutt's Instagram account, and you will find wonderful throwback photos that she has shared with her family (All pictures courtesy: Trishala's Instagram account)
From fat to fit, Trishala Dutt's drastic makeover left everyone in splits
Trishala Dutt's childhood picture
Trishala Dutt and Sunil Dutt
Trishala Dutt's no make-up selfie
Trishala Dutt has also shared several pictures of her parents Sanjay Dutt and Richa Sharma
Trishala Dutt often remembers her late mother Richa Sharma
Trishala Dutt and Priya Dutt
Trishala Dutt and Rhea Pillai
Trishala Dutt and Rhea Pillai
Trishala Dutt with a friend
Trishala Dutt is based in New York
Trishala Dutt with friends
Trishala Dutt has done her masters degree in criminal justice
Trishala Dutt is in the business of hair extensions
Trishala did harbour Bollywood aspirations a while ago, but her father Sanjay Dutt was not too keen on it
Trishala's mother, Richa Sharma, married Sanjay Dutt in 1987
Trishala's mother, Richa Sharma passed away in 1996 after battling cancer
Some say that losing her mother Richa Sharma at an early age or even staying away from her father has made Trishala strong
When it comes to his daughter Trishala, Sanjay Dutt is a very protective father
Sanjay Dutt does not want Trishala in showbiz
It is said that Trishala Dutt was interested in acting but Sanjay Dutt didn't back her
"Absolutely true and underline it 500 times," Sanjay Dutt told in an interview about his opposition to Trishala Dutt entering Bollywood
"If somebody says give me the reason, I am going to show my finger because she is my daughter," said Sanjay Dutt in an interview
Sanjay Dutt, now married to Maanyata from whom he has twins, believes women have to struggle a lot in the film industry and he doesn't want his daughter Trishala to face all this
A social media celebrity in her own right, Trishala Dutt's sexy snapshot in a sheer top went viral. Does she still want to give Bollywood a shot? If only Papa Dukes (as she fondly calls Dutt) would relent.
Sanjay Dutt's daughter Trishala Dutt works with FBI and is doing fashion designing too. But coming from a fully filmy background, Trishala totally stayed away from the glam world. Do you know the real reason behind it? What kept Trishala Dutt away from Hindi film industry? We dig up precious throwback photos from Trishala's Instagram account and take you through an interesting journey of the star kid