Weeks after speculation by the press, veteran actor Sanjay Dutt has confirmed that he's unfortunately battling cancer.

In an Instagram video posted by celebrity stylist Aalim Hakim, the Munna Bhai star flaunted a scar on his head, hopeful that he would recover soon.

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"This is a recent scar in my life, but I'll beat it. I'll be out of this cancer soon," he said, pointing to the mark.

Dutt also revealed he was growing out his beard again as part of his look for Prashanth Neel's action film K.G.F whose shooting is scheduled to begin in November.

"So it's good to be back, good to be in the role. I am happy to be on the sets again," he added.

Previously, amid unconfirmed media reports, the actor had asked fans not to make conjectures.

"I am taking a short break from work for some medical treatment," Dutt had tweeted. "My family and friends are with me and I urge my well-wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. With your love and best wishes, I will be back soon."