The black-and-white image depicts Sunil Dutt as well as his son Sanjay sitting next to one another what appears to be the Rocky premiere.
Sunil as well as Sanjay are engrossed in their conversation, but we notice a vacant seat beside them. That seat was kept empty for late actress Nargis Dutt, so no points for answering.
Nargis, who’d been afflicted with pancreatic cancer in 1980, had hoped to see Sanjay’s breakthrough movie Rocky, but she died only days well before the movie release on May 3, 1980.
Decades previously, in Rajkumar Hirani’s movie Sanju, similar memories are resurrected (2018).
If you’ve ever seen Sanju, you’ll recall the moment inside the movie theatre wherein Ranbir Kapoor’s character Sanjay Dutt as well as Paresh Rawal’s character Sunil Dutt leave a chair vacant for Nargis Dutt (performed by Manisha Koirala).
Sanjay Dutt posted a flashback photo of his mother Nargis on their 39th death anniversary on Instagram a few days earlier.
“I know you’re constantly at my side, even though it’s been 39 years since you left us. Today and every day, I wish you were here with me. Mom (sic), I love you and miss you every day “Sanjay had written a message for his photo.
Sunil Dutt helmed Rocky, a romance action movie from Bollywood released in 1981. Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Dutt’s child, makes his acting debut in this movie, which also features Reena Roy, Tina Munim, Amjad Khan, Raakhee, Ranjeet, Shakti Kapoor, and Aruna Irani. Sunil Dutt likewise makes a guest appearance. Aruna Irani was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, the film’s lone nomination.
Sanjay Dutt and Reena Roy battle Shakti Kapoor and Tina Munim in a dance competition to the popular song “Aa Dekhe Zara,” which Shammi Kapoor plays. Sunil’s wife as well as Sanjay’s mother, Nargis, died just a few days before the movie’s premiere.