The 22-year-old was interested in acting but Sanjay didn’t back her.
"Absolutely true and underline it 500 times," Sanjay told IANS, about his opposition. "If somebody says give me the reason, I am going to show my finger because she is my daughter."
Trishala is from Sanjay’s first wife Richa Sharma, who was an actress and died of cancer.
The 51-year-old Sanjay, now married to Manyata from whom he has twins, believes women have to struggle a lot in the film industry and he doesn’t want his daughter to face all this.
"If you want the reason, my father (Sunil Dutt) never wanted any female from my family to join the film industry. Not because film industry is a bad place for woman, not because film industry is taboo in the country, only because it’s a huge struggle for women. Being the oldest in the family I can’t give up that legacy," said Sanjay, whose mother Nargis was a top notch actress of the 1950s and 1960s.
This restriction is not only imposed on his daughter, but his nieces are kept away from the arclight.
"My sisters would have also come… even their daughters, who are so pretty, could also have come," he said.
Unfortunately, he didn’t spend some quality time in her childhood days with Trishala, who was raised by her maternal grand parents in the US.
"I have never seen the aspect of fatherhood with Trishala. That’s a sad thing and my bad luck. I feel sad for her. Anyways that was my bad luck. I wish I could spend all those moments with her also. Nonetheless, we will make up."