Did You Know Sanjay Dutt Was Diagnosed With Cancer During The Shoot Of Bhuj: The Pride Of India?

Sanjay Dutt shot for his portions in Bhuj: The Pride Of India before he took time off for his cancer treatment

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Did You Know Sanjay Dutt Was Diagnosed With Cancer During The Shoot Of Bhuj: The Pride Of India?
Sanjay Dutt who plays the role of Ranchordas Pagi in Bhuj: The Pride of India has been receiving accolades for his impactful dialogue delivery and high spirited performance. Ranchordas Pagi worked as a scout on behalf of the Indian Army, and was an integral part in getting intel. He also played an important role in the victory of the Indo-Pak war in 1971. The actors' walk in the desert where his character is all set to go far war has been talked about a lot in the film.

Little did anyone know that the actor shot for that sequence right after being diagnosed with health issues. Being a thorough professional, Sanjay Dutt was keen to shoot for the film and finish his part before taking time away for the treatment. Sanjay Dutt's determination and professionalism to finish his commitment were highly commendable. The team ensured that his time during the shoot was extremely comfortable and the schedules were made keeping in mind his health needs.

Sanjay Dutt even met the Army men in Suratgarh Army Range in Rajasthan while shooting for the film. The honourable Army men spent a lot of time with Sanjay Dutt talking about their war experiences and sharing each other's journey which was an inspiring conversation for the actor.


Sanjay was detected with Stage 4 lung cancer in August 2020. It was in October 2020 on his twin children - Iqra and Sharaan’s birthday - that he announced he finally was cancer-free.

Sanjay Dutt will now soon be seen in the much-awaited movie, KGF Chapter 2. 





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