Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, 61, has been diagnosed with lung cancer, reports Filmfare. The actor was recently admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital, but he was discharged in a day.
Film trade analyst Komal Nahta also tweeted the news.
When News18 contacted Dutt's team about the unconfirmed reports, they simply said, "we will issue a statement tomorrow."
Earlier in the day, Dutt, who was hospitalised in the weekend due to breathing problem and chest discomfort, conveyed to fans that he is taking a break. Dutt, 61, said he needed the break for medical treatment and urged fans not to pay attention to any other speculation.
"Hi friends, I am taking a short break from work for some medical treatment. My family and friends are with me and I urge my well-wishers not to worry or unnecessarily speculate. With your love and good wishes, I will be back soon," read the note Dutt shared on social media.
Upon being hospitalised on Saturday evening, the actor underwent a Covid-19 test that showed negative result.
Dutt is among the busiest actors in Bollywood. Last year, he was seen in three films--Kalank, Prassthanam and Panipat.
He will next be seen in Sadak 2, along with Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur. Sadak 2 is a follow-up of Mahesh Bhatt's 1991 hit Sadak and is produced by his brother Mukesh Bhatt. The sequel reunites the original film's lead pair of Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt. Sadak 2 marks Mahesh Bhatt's return to filmmaking after 20 years.