In the WTF Q&A of the day with The Times of India, Sanjay Dutt insists that he belongs to the 19th century.
Dutt: Girls who become part of a new family after marriage must assume their new surname and all the responsibilities that come with it.
ToI: Is that a message to Priya?
Dutt: That’s a message not just to my sisters, but to all girls who hang on to their parents’ surname. It’s become fashionable these days. But I strongly feel that doing so disrespects the person they’ve married.
ToI: Those are strong words.
Dutt: This may sound harsh, but if Manyata had said that she wanted to retain her father’s surname, I would’ve felt offended.
I wonder if he’s put a dog collar on Manyata—just in case, you know. There are more priceless quotes in the interview, such as when he says, “no sister gets along with her brother’s wife.” And: “Politics is a golden opportunity to put an end to unwanted films.”
I used to think that the misdemeanors of Dutt’s youth were a result of his immaturity at the time. But it’s clear now that the guy is just a macho buffoon. And what’s a good place for a macho buffoon from a filmi family? Bollywood, that’s where.
(Link via email from Shrabonti Bagchi.)