Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt wanted to attend the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, but had to skip it because he was committed to shooting for Ajay Devgan's 'All The Best', said a source close to the actor.
'He couldn't allow producer Ajay Devgan to suffer any more. For two months, Ajay waited patiently with his lavish set in Goa for Sanju to finish campaigning for the Samajwadi Party. Now Sanju's conscience wouldn't allow him a day's delay. He stayed back in Goa to shoot and allowed his leading lady Bipasha Basu to attend the event,' the source told IANS.
Sanjay is very close to IIFA brand ambassador Amitbah Bachchan and his family.
'A prominent representative, Andre Timmins from Wizcraft (organiser of the event) in Macau, came twice personally to Goa to invite Sanju. He was in two minds only because the Bachchans are such a prominent part of the event,' said the source.
Finally, Dutt declined with a heavy heart.
The three-day event that started Thursday in Macau will end Saturday.