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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi in ICU



Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi is admitted in ICU on 07 November, Tuesday. The 61 year old filmmaker  has been battling kidney cancer. Kalpana Lajmi is known for her films like 'Rudali', 'Darmiyaan' and 'Daman'. Kalpana had a line in relationship with legendary Bhupen Hazarika.
Kalpana Lajmi and Bhupen Hazarika

Kalpana Lajmi said "Today morning my heart rate dropped and I felt uneasy. I am a kidney patient and both my kidneys are not functioning properly. Yesterday was my partner's (Bhupen Hazarika) death anniversary so I went all the way to Vashi (Navi Mumbai) to attend the program. That must have taken a toll on me. So today when I woke up, I felt very weak. I was then taken to the IC.,


According to the doctors she would be discharged from the hospital in the next few days. Kalpana has been undergoing dialysis treatment every week and is reportedly overwhelmed by the financial support she has received from stars like Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar and others from the film industry. Kalpana said "They all have helped me, from Indian Film & Television Directors' Association, Rohit Shetty, Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Soni Razdan, Neena Gupta. All of them have come forward and helped me during my worst. It is a financially draining and a continuous lifelong process. I am thankful to my film fraternity for standing by me in this phase. Specially my mother, my brother and Shyam Benegal for their constant support."

It is heard that Kalpana’s medical bills which come to around Rs 2.5 lakh every week for the four dialysis that she undergoes, are borne entirely by Soni Razdan and her daughter Alia Bhatt. Soni is Kalpana’s closest friend and she has been monitoring the funds for Kalpana’s treatment. Every time the bills pile up, Soni informs Alia who pays the bills.

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