‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Actor Sitaram Seeks Cancer Aid on Facebook
Actor Sitaram Panchal seeks help from fans and well-wishers on Facebook.
Sitaram Panchal has swept us off our feet with his extraordinary performances in films like Slumdog Millionaire, Peepli Live, Paan Singh Tomar, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Bandit Queen, Halla Bol, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangstar and quite recently Jolly LLB 2. But, unfortunately his talent hasn’t been able to withstand the finances for his treatment as he is the only bread-winner of his family.
The veteran actor has been diagnosed with cancer and has been fighting it for the past three years.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, the actor’s wife spoke about his worsening condition.
“Initially, he used to work and we could make ends meet. But now, he does not even have the strength to stand up. He has lost a lot of weight. Ever since the cancer was detected in January 2014, he has taken Ayurvedic treatment. It was only recently that he started a new Homeopathic medicine, following which, his condition worsened and we discontinued the medicines,” she said.
Sitaram has reached out for help in a Facebook post from fans and well-wishers.
“Bhaio meri help karo meri cancer se halat kharab hoti ja rahi hai apka kalakar bhai sitaram panchal,” he wrote on Monday.
Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) also posted about Sitaram’s condition.
A crowd funding campaign has been started for him on Ketto (ket.to/psitaram) yesterday, and it wishes to reach out to maximum people in order to help him survive.
We wish the actor a speedy recovery.
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