Sanjay Dutt’s Mata ki chowki: Why was no one invited?

Only close friends were invited this time for the Mata ki chowki hosted by Sanjay Dutt and family

On Monday (October 7) Sanjay Dutt and wife Manyata aka Manaayata hosted a Mata ki chowki at their residence in Pali Hill. It was attended by the couple’s close friends. The guest list included T Series’ honcho Bhushan Kumar, Eros International’s Sunil and Krishika Lulla, actor Sophie Choudry, Bunty Wallia, Apoorva Lakhia and Dutt’s brother-in-law Kumar Gaurav with his wife and children.

Says one of the guests, “It was a very intimate prayer meeting. Unlike the other Mata ki chowkis at the Dutts’ residence which were held in their compound and had the entire film industry and the media on the guest list, this time it was held inside their home.”

Apparently Dutt was very quiet. “He spoke a bit to all his guests. But just pleasantries. I wanted to ask him what it was like inside, and how he was coping. But there was no opportunity. I think he’s coping with jail very well. He’ll come out stronger, fitter. And there will be no stopping him. He has lost 17kg in three months and is looking fitter than he has in years.”

Text: DNA | Photo: Yogen Shah