A short drug phase and quick marriage later, Sanjay became the proud father to a daughter - Trishala but fate had more distress in store for Sanjay and his wife Richa Sharma had an untimely death due to cancer. Depressed and on drugs again Sanjay badly needed a shoulder to cry on. Madhuri, on the other hand, was enjoying a career hiatus when she stumbled upon a grieving Sanjay. And while she helped him ease the traumatic experience of his wife's death, like the beginning of most love stories, a beautiful love blossomed between the two. Sanjay and Madhuri were the 'IT' couple of the 90s, of whom fans and industry-wallahas couldn't get enough of. A perfect match, if there ever was one. Their rumoured courtship however didn't last very long.
It is believed that Sanjay's TADA arrest took the relationship to its unfortunate end. Madhuri would have no more of the Jr. Dutt she was once smitten with. In an interview with Stardust, when asked about her purported liaison with Sanjay, all Madhuri had to say was, 'Well, I don't know what fuels people's imaginations. I can't talk about what others are feeling or thinking in their heads? We just happened to do many movies simultaneously like 'Khalnayak' and 'Thanedaar' that perhaps kept the rumour mills abuzz. It's not like today where people do just one film at a time. Sometimes we used to do seven films at a time, while at other times some films used to take seven years to make.
Here is alook at some of the unseen pictures of the once rumoured to be a couple Sanjay dutt and Madhuri Dixit.