New Delhi, Oct 3 (UNI) Their's has been a life full of highs and lows-the highs of tremendous artistic acclaim for their parents Sunil and Nargis Dutt; the lows of their mother's long and arduous battle with cancer, brother Sanjay Dutt's struggle against drug addiction and his recent conviction under the Arms Act by a TADA court in Mumbai.
Having witnessed such vicissitudes from close quarters, Priya and Namrata Dutt, daughters of the late Sunil and Nargis Dutt, now just hope for a peaceful existence.
''Having experienced so many highs and lows in life, we do not hope for anything. We just hope for a peaceful life. For, we do not know what is waiting round the corner in life,''said Priya Dutt, Congress MP, in an interview to a private television channel.
Priya, who along with her sister Namrata and brother Sanjay Dutt, has compiled the memories of her parents in a book 'Mr and Mrs Dutt: Memories of our Parents', said as a family, they (she and Namrata) were fully behind Sanjay Dutt in this moment of crisis.
''As a family, we know we are going to do our best in every legal way. We are taking the best legal opinion in the matter. And, we just hope whatever happens, happens for the best,'' Priya told NDTV in an interview last night.
Speaking on the channel, Sanjay's elder sister Namrata said,''I just want his (Sanjay Dutt) freedom. I think now we are all closely connected and we are all alone. So, his freedom is our freedom.
Right now, what I want is live in peace.'' Going down the memory lane, Priya and Namrata, recounting the excitement in the Dutt household when Sanjay and Sunil Dutt appeared together for the first time in 'Munnabhai MBBS' a few years ago, said,''Our father thoroughly enjoyed working in 'Munnabhai MBBS'. He was doing a film after so many years. He was quite amazed with the technology. He just seemed happy to be back in films after so many years. Infact, after working in 'Munnabhai..' he often used to wonder what he was doing in politics.'' UNI