Actor Sanjay Dutt recently opened up about his lung cancer diagnosis in 2020, when he was shooting for the film Shamshera. He said that the news about the cancer wasn't shared with him properly as he did not have any family members by his side.
Sanjay Dutt was shooting for KGF 2, while undergoing cancer treatment. He shot intense action scenes and continued to work out during that time.
Talking about how he was told of his cancer diagnoses, Sanjay recently said at an event, according to ETimes, “I had a back ache and was treated with hot water bottle and pain-killers until one day I couldn't breathe. I was taken to the hospital but the thing was that the cancer news was not broken to me properly. My wife, my family or my sisters, nobody was around me that time. I was all alone and suddenly this guy comes and tells me 'you have cancer'.”
The actor further said that after learning about his condition, he preferred to die rather than take chemotherapy. He said, "My wife was in Dubai, so Priya (sister Priya Dutt) came to me. My first reaction was that, once you hear something like this, your whole life reflects back at you. I have a history of cancer in my family. My mom died of pancreatic cancer, my wife (Richa Sharma) died of brain cancer. So, the first thing I said was that, I don't want to take chemotherapy. If I'm supposed to die, I will just die but I don't want any treatment."
This was the time when Maanayata had flown from Dubai to be with Sanjay and his sisters Priya Dutt and Namrata Dutt also came to support him.