Sanjay Dutt says he has come to terms with his children not being around him in Mumbai. Sanjay’s 11-year-old twins Shahraan and Iqra have been living in Dubai for two years with their mother Maanayata Dutt. While Sanjay said it was not a planned move, he said his top priority is to see his children happy and settled.
The actor told Times of India: “I’m happy that my children are studying there. My wife Maanayata also has her own things to do there.” Sanjay said that when he is not busy with his movies, he travels to Dubai to spend as much time as possible with his family. “I will be with them during their summer holidays. I will go wherever they are,” he added .
Sanjay Dutt and Maanayata married in 2008. They welcomed their twins in 2010. Sanjay’s family moved to Dubai before the first lockdown in 2020 and has lived there ever since.
“They definitely could have been here, but I can see they love it there. They love their school and their activities. My wife’s company is located there,” Sanjay said in the interview. He repeated that it was all unplanned. “It just came naturally. Maanayata ran her own business in Dubai. We clicked and she went, and the kids went with her.”
Maanayata has supported Sanjay Dutt during his prison term and his battle with lung cancer in 2020. In an earlier interview, she had said: “Sanju has supported me through thick and thin. I’ve known him for nine years. We started seeing each other seriously in 2005. But he knew my past. So when ‘friends’ tried to provoke him, he just laughed it off. He knew everything about me.”