Rahul Roy made a sensational Bollywood debut with Mahesh Bhatt's 1991 cult musical romance Aashiqui. He subsequently worked with Bhatt in the films like Junoon (1992) and Cabaret (2019). However, the actor has now made stirring revelations about the filmmaker and his daughter and maintained that neither Mahesh nor Pooja Bhatt reached out to him when he had a brain stroke in 2020.
The Aashiqui actor was admitted to the ICU in a Mumbai hospital and revealed recently that his former co-stars like Karisma Kapoor, Manisha Koirala and Raveena Tandon didn't reach out either, but he received help from unexpected quarters, for instance from Salman Khan, reported Hindustan Times. ALSO READ | Rahul Roy Urges Young Actors To Not Take Risks At The Cost Of Their Lives Post Sidharth Shukla’s Sudden Demise
In a recent interview with Siddharth Kannan, Rahul denied of Pooja, Karisma, Raveena or Manisha reaching out to him during the crisis. However, his soul sister Priyanka Roy added, "It's okay. Dekho, ghar se bhi kisi ka phone nahi aaya (No one from his home called either). His twin brother was following up with me. Chalta hai. That's okay. Maine isko yehi sikhaya hai. Pehle isko thoda sa tha. (I've taught him like that. Initially, he would get riled up).”
She continued, “You have to just let it happen. Jo aaye unka shukriyada karna chahiye. Bhale hi Salman ko nahi malum tha, usko jab pata chala, he called me. I said theek hai, jaise hi humey mauka milega, we have to repay. (We should be grateful for those who turned up. Salman didn't know about it, but when he got to know, he called up and offered help. I said okay, but whenever we get the chance, we should repay). But you can't repay that love. Aap paise wapis kar sakte ho, par wo prem wapis nahi kar sakte (You can repay the money but you can't repay the love).”
Priyanka had previously told Bollywood Hungama, “I want to also say thanks to Salman (Khan) because whatever bill was pending, Salman cleared it in February.”
She also clarified that the LAC director had paid some money which was from Rahul’s pending remuneration for the film.
But, that wasn’t enough, “He (Salman Khan) had called him (Rahul) and asked if he can help with anything and he literally helped and the bill is cleared now,” she added. ALSO READ | Rahul Roy Reveals Salman Khan Paid His Pending Hospital Bills After He Suffered Brain Stroke In 2020; Says, ‘He Asked If He Can Be Of Any Help’
For those unaware, Rahul Roy suffered a brain stroke, and it occurred while he was shooting for LAC — Live the Battle in Kargil. He was admitted to Wockhardt Hospitals, where he underwent angiography of the brain and heart. Later, Rahul was shifted to Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital in the ICU.
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