On Flashback Friday today, we bring to you a story that’s not known to many.
Hrithik Roshan’s former father-in-law and veteran actor Sanjay Khan had beaten his then girlfriend, Zeenat Aman black and blue.
Unbelievable? Right? Even we were shocked when we heard about it. But, unfortunately it’s true and no action was taken against Sanjay Khan.
It so happened, Sanjay fell in love with Zeenat Aman on the sets of the film “Abdullah”. It wasn’t how it all looked on the forefront. Zeenat, who was a diva and the woman of every man’s dream, didn’t receive a good treatment from her own man.
Reports of 1980 reveal the horryfying story of the fateful night when Sanjay had beaten Zeenat very badly and the on-lookers did nothing to help the poor actress.
The story goes by: Zeenat was shooting in Lonavala and that’s when she got a call from angry Sanjay who ordered her to everything and reshoot a portion of a song in “Abdullah” that had already been shot. When she reasoned that she had already given her dates to another film, he accused her of being sexually involved with the other film-makers.
Upon hearing this, the diva could not hold back herself back and she immediately left the sets and headed straight for Sanjay’s home in Mumbai. When she reached at his residence, she got to know that he was at a party in Taj Hotel. She then reached the five-star hotel to discuss the her dates and also solve the queries that Sanjay had.
The moment she arrived at the party, “the atmosphere there suddenly turned cold and menacing.” She found Sanjay in an intoxicated state and he then yelled her and asked her why she came to the hotel, while his (Sanjay’s) wife Zarine Khan sneered. The actress then said that she had to return to Lonavala and resume her shoot.
Upon hearing this, Sanjay dragged her to the adjoining room and started beating her and everytime she fell he would drag her by her hair and continue his animal wrath. Zarine entered the room upon hearing the voices and instead of stopping her husband she cheered him, “Give the bitch what she deserves,” she shouted, and she too started attacking Zeenat.
Everyone present at the party was aware of what was happening but no one came to her help. Lastly, a steward mustered the courage and rescued Zeenat who by that time had blood and tears all over her face. The actress then took medical help and the doctor advised her complete bed rest. It took her more than eight day to recover from this beating.
The doctor who was treating the actress, revealed to the noted publication, “This is not the first time this man has beaten her. Once before she was given a black eye and kicked in the ribs so hard that I insisted on an X-Ray for fear of a crack.”
Even after all this, she didn’t file any police complaint against Sanjay as she was still madly in love with him.