Mumbai: In the 70s, Meena Kumari’s ‘Pakeezah’ was loved by audiences and became a huge hit. In a sad development, a junior artist Geeta Kapoor, who was the part of the film, has been admitted to a Mumbai hospital, in a very bad condition.
The story of the Geeta Kapoor is like a heartbreaking Hindi movie. Geeta was admitted in Goregaon hospital by son Raja on April 21, for falling blood pressure. When his son was asked to make a deposit at the hospital, he said he would withdraw money from a nearby ATM and comeback. He went out the pretext of looking for money, but never came back.
The doctors started Geeta’s treatment because her condition was quite fragile. The doctors called Raja and daughter Pooja several times but didn’t find them. According to reports, hospital has lodged a complaint with the police, who are now trying to trace Geeta’s family. It has also been reported that soon after admitting Geeta to the hospital, her son Raja moved out of their flat, which clearly hints that he’s been planning to abandon his mother for quite sometime.
According to a Mid Day report, Geeta said, “He used to beat me up as I did not approve of his philandering ways. He would give me food once in four days, and sometimes, even lock me up for several days. I was not ready to go to an old-age home, that’s why, he planned all this. He deliberately kept me hungry and I fell ill. Then, he got me admitted and fled.”
Since then, Geeta has been left abandoned at the hospital and the bill of her treatment has now reached a sum of Rs 1.5 lakh. In an interview to TV9, Geeta revealed that it’s been over a month and nobody from her family has come to get her discharged from the hospital.
A Jagran report informs that producer Ramesh Taurani and Ashoke Pandit have come forward to pay her hospital bill. Though Taurani doesn’t know Geeta personally, but he came forward to help on reading about it in the news.