Paresh Ghelani, the friend of Sanjay Dutt who inspired the character played by Vicky Kaushal in the biopic Sanju, is happy that Dutt has beaten cancer. On Thursday, Paresh Ghelani posted on his Instagram account: “Destiny’s child. Wishing you lifetime of healthiest journey.” Ghelani, who was the inspiration behind Kaushal’s character Kamli in “Sanju”, also shared a screenshot of Sanjay Dutt’s statement where the actor announced his recovery from cancer.
Dutt’s statement, which he had posted on Wednesday, reads: “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.”
“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 and been my source of strength through this trying time. Thank you for the love, kindness and the countless blessings that you have sent my way.”
“I am especially grateful to Dr. Sewanti and her team of doctors, nurses and the medical staff at Kokilaben Hospital who have taken such good care of me in the last few weeks. Humbled and grateful,” Dutt concluded.
After the news of Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung canbcer broke the internet, Ghelani had taken to Instagram to share a loving note for his friend and said that the actor is ready to step into the next phase of his life. He said, “Brother @duttsanjay. Hard to imagine just few days ago we were talking about how we shall enjoy the next phase of our lives and we were talking about how we have been blessed to be able to ride, walk, jog, crawl, and enjoy the journey thus far; we are where we are. I still believe we are blessed and I know journey forward is going to be as beautiful and as colorful as it has been. God has been kind. nakupenda kaka!!.”
On August 11, Dutt, who was hospitalised a few days before that due to breathing problems and chest discomfort, shared that he was taking a break for medical treatment. Although the actor or his family members did not reveal anything officially at that point, trade analyst and film industry insider Komal Nahta subsequently confirmed that the actor had been diagnosed with lung cancer.