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Sanjay Dutt sends legal notice on ‘unauthorised’ biography

Sanjay Dutt, the well known Bollywood star, is taking legal action against his biography. The actor says that he has never authorised anyone to make a film or write a biography on him. He says that legal action would be directed towards the writer and publisher of ‘The Crazy Untold Story of Bollywood’s Bad Boy’. In response, the publisher has decided not to put out any “extracts” from the book in short-form media.

Sanjay Dutt issued his statement via social media about the book written by Yasser Usman and published by Juggernaut. He said:

“I have not authorised either Juggernaut Publications or Yasser Usman to write/publish my biography. Our lawyers had sent them a legal notice, in response to which Juggernaut Publications said that contents of the proposed book are based on information available in public domain from authentic sources. However, from the excerpts that are appearing in the newspaper are partly based on my old interviews, but rest all seemed to be based on hearsay, 1990s’ tabloids and gossip magazines, most of which are figments of imagination and not true. I have consulted with my legal team on the next course of action”.

In an accompanying post, he also promised his fans for an “authenticated” biography. He said:

“I hope better sense will prevail and there will be no further excerpts that will hurt me or my family. My official autobiography will be out soon which will be authentic and based on facts”.

The Crazy Untold Story of Bollywood’s Bad Boy traces Sanjay’s life starting from how his parents – Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt – met and got married, his birth, how he coped with life in boarding school, the tragedy of his mother’s death, his relationship with his father and sisters, to his drug addiction and de-addiction.

Several parts of the book shed light on the very public affairs of the actor, love life and breakups, his interactions with the underworld, the controversy of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, and his present image as the “reformed goon”.

Sanjay Dutt, however, did not talk further about or comment on the nature of this biography, and if it had the facts right or wrong.

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