Given the pressure that some of these actors are under, it’s obvious that their health takes a back seat. Bollywood has lost some of its greatest assets to serious diseases, like Vinod Khanna. In India, people worship their celebs. We are closely associated with their world, their lives so much so that their tragedies begin to affect us.
However, the world beyond the glamour of it all is quite different. A large number of Bollywood celebrities are battling serious diseases, showcasing sheer strength and resilience. This is a tribute to them:
1. Sonali Bendre
When news of her being diagnosed with cancer came out, a lot of us were absolutely heartbroken. She has been diagnosed with metastatic cancer and is undergoing extensive treatment in New York. We’re praying for you, Sonali!
2. Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh’s back troubles began after an accident on the sets of Dil Se, while shooting “Chhaiya Chhaiya”. Ever since then, the man has suffered from terrible back problems, as a result of which a doctor has to accompany him to all his shoots.
3. Salman Khan
Salman Khan suffers from a condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia. As a result, he is often seized by intense and unbearable pain in the cheeks and jaws. He is still under treatment.
4. Lisa Ray
The gorgeous model and actress was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as multiple myeloma. She was finally cured of it after a stem cell transplant. However, she has to remain under constant supervision to avoid a relapse.
5. Irfaan Khan
The actor has been diagnosed with a NeuroEndocrine Tumour, a complicated ailment which is assumed to be critical in nature. The actor is under treatment in London and is still recovering.
6. Amitabh Bachchan
One of the stalwarts of Hindi Cinema, Mr. Bachchan unfortunately suffers from Myasthenia gravis. This is an autoimmune disease which eats away at your muscles and makes them weak from within.
7. Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor has battled diabetes all her life. Diabetes if ignored or untreated could prove to be fatal. The actress is under medication for the same, and it is currently under control.
8. Manisha Koirala
Manisha Koirala had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and it has been a long, hard battle for her ever since. She is in remission at present, although she has to remain under supervision.
9. Hrithik Roshan
Did you know that Hrithik Roshan suffers from Chronic Subdural Haematoma? This is a result of traumatic brain injuries and was first detected when he was hospitalized with unbearable headaches.
10. Anurag Basu
The director has battled against a rare form of blood cancer, Promyelocytic Leukemia, and won. It was during his treatment when he wrote the script for “Life In A Metro”
These actors have battled long term diseases and have emerged victorious. This is sheer determination and strength. Kudos to you all!