Actor Sanjay Dutt on Wednesday withdraw his marriage declaration, filed with Manyata, before the South Goa Sub Registrar.

The couple filed an application before the Salcete Sub-Registrar saying they do not wish to solemnise their marriage under the Portuguese Civil Code, 1867.

They said the documents they had annexed at the time of marriage should be treated as withdrawn and cancelled from all legal effects.

Sanjay and Manyata now want to register their marriage under special Marriage Act of 1954. The registered marriage of February 7 was dogged by controversies following doubts over how Manyata could obtain a residence certificate in Goa.

South Goa district administration on Monday had issued showcause notice to Manyata seeking clarification as to why her residence certificate, submitted in connection with her court marriage, should not be cancelled.

Manyata had submitted a certificate claiming her residence at Aquem, in south Goa's Margao town. The certificate was used during the declaration of her marriage with Sanjay in the sub registrar's office on February 7 pending final signature which has to be executed within 90 days.

The authorities have already informed the Sub Registrar about the suspension of the residence certificate based on which the marriage formalities have been kept on hold.

Officials said that Manyata has to provide any valid proof that she has been staying at the shown Goa address. "It's upto her what proof she brings," they said.

Sanjay and Manyata were married as per Hindu rites in Mumbai on February 11.

A fortnight ago, a Mumbai family court had admitted a case by a man named Mehraj Shaikh who claims Manyata is his wife.


In his petition, Mehraj Shaikh had challenged Manyata's marriage with Sanjay, claiming that he (Shaikh) had married her in 2003 and had not been formally divorced from her.

The petitioner also claimed that he has a two-and-a-half-year-old son from that marriage and the child is currently staying with Manyata's mother in Hyderabad. He alleged that the newly weds violated Muslim marriage norms.

Shaikh had then said that though he and Manyata have been living separately, neither of them have sought talak or divorce.