Bollywood and Television actress Shagufta Ali in an exclusive conversation with us revealed going through a financial crunch, followed by seeking help for her medical treatment. The actress who worked in TV shows and movies for 36 years revealed that she was detected with third stage breast cancer, but she handled it as she was very young and had loads of work in her kitty. However, now the situation is quite heartbreaking as she has been out of work for the last four years
As per reports in Etimes, CINTAA (Cine & TV Artistes Association) has assured that they will be reaching out to the actress as soon as possible. Senior joint Sec & chairperson Outreach committee Amit Behl expressed being disappointed with this news and assured Nupur Alankar from the association will be looking into this matter. Amit Behl said, "This news is very unfortunate. Nupur Alankar from our association will look into the matter." When the portal got in touch with Nupur, she replied, "Shagufta need not worry. We are reaching out to her."
Adding further Amit Behl explained how they will first help the ailing actress solve her anxiety issue, followed by asking her what she exactly needs. He added, "We will talk to Shagufta, even visit her. The first issue is to solve her anxiety. And, we shall ask her what she needs. "
Speaking about the actress’ association with CINTAA, he said, "The only thing here is that she is a former committee member of CINTAA, but let me be clear here that does not debar us from coming into the picture. Whatever she needs, we shall raise that amount through the actors enlisted with us currently and contribute even on a personal basis. We follow the Trade Union laws."
Amit further revealed knowing that he knows the actress at a personal level, continuing further he said, "My wife and I both have had a very good relationship with her. But she hasn't reached out to CINTAA. By the way, we call her 'Meethi', she is such a sweet person. We met her two years ago, she had health issues then but there was no financial duress that she was undergoing. We hope she will be in a better state, soon." ALSO READ: BREAKING: Shagufta Ali In A Financial Mess Due To No Work; Actress Seeks Help For Medical Treatment- EXCLUSIVE
The actress was seen in a cameo appearance in Jennifer Winget and Harshad Chopda starrer TV show, Bepannah.
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