Bajrangi Bhaijaan actress Sunita Shirole battles financial crisis; says ‘Don’t know if I will be able to walk again’

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Veteran Bollywood actress Sunita Shirole, who has been working in films and television for over three decades is currently facing problems financially. Shirole, 85, has suffered a crunch due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is also dealing with her ill health. In an interview with Times of India, Sunita Shirole said, “I was working till the pandemic struck. I used up all my savings to survive during this period. Unfortunately, I had to be hospitalised around that time with a kidney infection and acute knee pain. If that wasn’t bad enough, I fell twice in the hospital and fractured my left leg. I can’t bend it anymore. I have undergone angioplasty in the past and I am battling other ailments, too.”

“I was staying as a paying guest in a flat, but I couldn’t pay for three months, as I had no money left. I am grateful to CINTAA (Cine And TV Artistes’ Association) for sending Nupur to help me. She has brought me to her home for the time being and has also hired a nurse for me. I want to start working because I need the money, but the condition of my leg is deteriorating and I don’t know if I will be able to walk again. I need financial help till I get back on my feet,” said Shirole who is currently staying with actress Nupur Alankar’s in her Mumbai home.

Talking about resuming work, Salman Khan‘s co-star said she wants to start working because she needs the money, but the condition of her leg is deteriorating and she doesn’t know if she will be able to walk again. Sunita said she needs financial help till she can get back on her feet, “I have earned a lot during my heydays and would help those in need. I had never imagined that I would ever be at crossroads in life. I had invested a major chunk of my earnings in a business set-up by my husband and me. However, a fire broke out in the warehouse and we lost everything. He passed away in 2003. Aaj main duniya ke rehem aur karam par hoon (Today, I am at the mercy of the people). It’s very difficult to survive.”

 

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Sunita has worked in films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), Chot- Aj Isko, Kal Tereko (2004) and Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005), Shaapit (2010), The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002), and Made In China (2019). She featured in television shows, including Kis Des Mein Hai Meraa Dil, Mrs Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuyein.

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