The Publication House, Juggernaut Books issues an apology to actor Sanjay Dutt over unauthorized biography issue.
Author Yasser Usman wrote a biography on Sanjay Dutt, which unfortunately the actor hasn’t authorized. The actor slammed the author and publication house on social media with threatened legal action.
Now the Publication House has issued an apology to actor Sanjay Dutt on social media.
The publication apologized to the actor from their official Facebook page. The publication wrote, “We are sorry to hear that Mr Sanjay Dutt was upset by our book on him. The author, Yasser Usman, an award-winning journalist and reputed writer on Bollywood actors, is a fan and very sympathetic to Mr Dutt. Yasser has chosen his sources and materials with care. He has relied extensively on direct quotes from Mr Dutt, his close associates such as Mr Mahesh Bhatt, and members of the Dutt family. Additionally, Yasser has referred to stories already in the public record for many years that were uncontested and widely reported. These stories that have appeared in leading film periodicals have relied on accounts of credible and authoritative sources, people who have either worked closely with or been associated in various capacities with Mr Dutt. The book has been painstakingly footnoted, and the sources the book has relied upon have clearly been mentioned.
Moreover, as has been said in most of Yasser’s interviews and pieces in the press, he is a huge admirer of Mr Dutt’s honesty and lack of pretense and believes these qualities meaningfully set him apart from the rest of the film industry. The book is a homage to those admirable and rare traits of honesty and frankness. However, to pay respect to Mr Dutt’s wishes, we won’t put out any more extracts from the book in short-form media”
On the work front, Sanjay Dutt is busy with Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3, Torbaaz, and Panipat.
The movie Panipat is an upcoming historical period drama film directed by Ashutosh Gowarikar starring Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor, and Kriti Sanon. The film will be based on the Third Battle of Panipat that took place in 1761 between 100,000 Afgan warriors Vs 40,000 Maratha warriors and concluded in Afgan victory. The film is scheduled to hit the theatres on 6 December 2019.