Veteran actress Savita Bajaj, who was part of several notable films back in the early 1990s is suffering from a huge financial crisis.
Bajaj, 79, recently revealed how she has used all her savings and is also battling ill-health. She also sought financial help to pay for her medical bills.
In an interview with ETimes, she said that she tested positive for the novel coronavirus in April, after which she was hospitalised for 22 days. Bajaj was admitted again recently and said that she has no means of income to sustain in the city.
The actress said that around 25 years ago, she had decided to move back to her hometown, Delhi, but no one in her family wanted to keep her. She says that she has no one who can take care of her today.
Currently, her only source of survival is the money (Rs 2,500 and Rs 5,000) that she gets from the writers’ association and CINTAA (Cine and Television Artiste’s Association), respectively. She is also not in a condition to work owing to her poor health.
Further in the interview, Bajaj sought financial help and informed that she pays Rs 7,000 as rent for her one-bedroom-kitchen apartment in Malad, Mumbai. She also added that she does not want to ask for money, but she is unable to manage the difficulties in her life.
Bajaj added that she had earned a lot during her acting days and had helped those in need, however, now she is the one who is facing a financial crisis.
Savita Bajaj, who is a National School of Drama alumni, has been a part of TV shows like 'Nukkad', 'Maayka' and 'Kavach' among others and over 50 Bollywood films.