Contrary to reports doing the rounds about Kalpana Lajmi’s failing health, it now emerges that the veteran director is recuperating well. “I am much better, fine and thank you,” Kalpana told IndianExpress.com when contacted. “I am undergoing dialysis treatment three times a week in Ambani hospital,” Kalpana further added.
Refuting reports of her failing health and surmounting financial trouble, Kalpana Lajmi clarified, “I don’t know why these rumours keep floating. To be frank, the three key people in my life who are taking care of me are my mother, my brother and my mama Shyam Benegal. They are doing everything to take care of me. Then there are people like Soni Razdan and Vinita Nanda, the two people who are like my sisters. They have always stood by me. My financial situation is fluid. There are years when we do well and we support others and there are years when one does badly and you are in need of money and people come forward. Aamir (Khan) was very gracious to have pitched in. I was told about these reports by Shyam Benegal. He said it’s humiliating to see these rumours floating around. It is a very financially draining disease. But to put myself clear on record, it is something that I will be fighting and battling. I am hoping to be back on my feet in two months time.”
Here’s wishing Kalpana Lajmi a quick recovery.