Sanjay Dutt announces recovery from cancer

Published 21 Oct, 2020 03:39pm

On the birthday of his twin children, Sanjay Dutt has given them and fans all over the world the ultimate gift.

The Bollywood actor, who revealed he'd been battling a serious illness back in August, has shared that he's out of danger and in recovery.

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“The last few weeks were very difficult time for my family and me. But like they say, God gives the hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. And today, on the occasion of my kids’ birthday, I am happy to come out victorious from this battle and be able to give them the best gift I can — the health and well-being of our family,” wrote Dutt on October 21.

“This wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering faith and support from all of you. I am eternally grateful to my family, friends and all the fans who have stood by me,” he added.

Following weeks of media speculation, Dutt confirmed he was battling cancer just last week.

"This is a recent scar of my life, but I'll beat it. I'll be out of this cancer soon," 61-year-old Dutt said, pointing to a scar running from his left eyebrow across the side of his head in an Instagram video posted by Bollywood hairstylist Aalim Hakim.

The Munna Bhai actor also thanked his team of doctors at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai for their effective health care.