News|August 21, 2012 2:25 pm

Sanjay Dutt goes under the Knife

On Saturday night, Sanjay Dutt made heads turn at Sahar Airport when he returned from his European holiday. The 51-year-old actor took everyone by surprise when he hobbled out on a walking stick. Amongst the many things he had planned to give himself a makeover, he had also undergone a knee surgery in Germany.

Sources close to the actor confirmed the news saying,

From Paris, Dutt took off to Germany for a few days, where the knee surgery was carried out. He had booked a doctor much before he left Mumbai. It was well planned, and kept under wraps.

Dutt’s knee problem apparently surfaced during the shoot of Anthony D’souza’s Blue (2009). Though the film sank without a trace, Dutt’s knee issues did not; in fact they continued to resurface every now and then, causing him immense discomfort and pain especially during stunt sequences.

A friend of Dutt said,

Dutt has had a packed couple of years and is extremely overworked. He needed some rest. He combined this with the knee treatment. Let’s hope it doesn’t recur again. He will start shooting in Hyderabad at Ramoji Rao for remake of the Tamil movie Saamy from August 25.

But that was not all. There were reports that the actor, on the advice of Salman Khan, had also decided to give himself somewhat of a facelift. And removing the bags under his eyes was priority. There have also been reports that he would enhance his makeover by getting himself a new mop. While the airport pictures are not telling enough – what with stubble and the rigours of long air travel showing on his face – those close to him vouch for a ‘new and improved’ Dutt for his next.

In fact, a source went on to add, “None of these treatments show instant results. Wait and watch”