Sanjeev was single and lived alone in his Bandra flat. In the late 70s he developed a drinking problem and became overweight, which was in addition to cardiac troubles. But he returned from heart bypass surgery in the US in March this year having shed 35 kg and looking slim and fit.
Producers rewrote scripts and re-shot whole sequences for him to sort out continuity problems. Qatl, R.K. Nayyar's expensive film with him, was at last readied last month. - India Today reporting on Sanjeev Kumar’s death in November 1985.
Sanjeev seen here with director RK Nayyar and his wife, actress Sadhana; who hosted a party for resumed filming of their film Qatl, after Sanjeev had returned from America. Sanjeev had gone for a medical procedure.