Tensions and conflicts between stars in Bollywood are not unheard of. These clashes occur both on and off the camera, some making headlines while others remain under the radar. Regrettably, such disputes have cost certain actors their opportunities and even their careers. Ameesha Patel, an actress who fell victim to one of these star-on-star fights, serves as an example.
Ameesha Patel and Sanjay Dutt, both leading stars of Bollywood, were once close friends. Manyata, Sanju’s wife, shared a strong bond with Ameesha. However, an incident caused a rift between Sanju and Ameesha, a feud that went unnoticed by the prying eyes. Let’s delve into the details of this undisclosed clash.
Ameesha Patel, once a prominent Bollywood actress, has always been surrounded by off-screen controversies alongside her on-screen successes. From family issues to a financial fraud case, Ameesha’s name has often found itself amidst controversies. One such issue that significantly impacted her career was her fallout with a prominent personality.
The incident took place in 2012 during Rohit Dhawan’s wedding. It was there that Sanju and Ameesha’s friendship took a hit. The dispute arose when Sanju requested Ameesha to dress more modestly for the occasion. Reports of the incident were covered by the Times of India.
“Sanju is a traditional thinker and dislikes women wearing revealing clothes. Upon seeing Ameesha, who resembled his sister, in such attire, he asked her to cover up. Sanju himself covered his body with a cloth. Ameesha could not accept this,” the report states.
Ameesha’s anger towards Sanju escalated as she voiced her displeasure. She questioned his authority to dictate what she should wear and how she should present herself. Taken aback by Ameesha’s outburst, Sanju left the event without uttering a word and departed for Mumbai the following day, according to the report.
However, the issue did not conclude there. Sanju insisted on replacing Ameesha in two films they were supposed to work on together, movies by Priyadarshan and David Dhawan. Their once-friendship became entangled in this conflict. When news of this incident surfaced, Ameesha did not hesitate to speak up against Sanju.
“Sanju is overly protective of me, a dear friend. He has never misbehaved with me. In fact, if anyone were to touch me inappropriately, Sanju would go to great lengths to protect me. These rumors of misconduct are baseless and spread by envious individuals,” Ameesha stated. Despite their previous collaborations, Sanju and Ameesha have not acted together since that incident unfolded.