Actress Shagufta Ali, who has been seen in many widespread TV reveals like Saans, Sasural simar Ka, Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon, and others, has been dealing with financial troubles for the final fours years. The veteran actress was identified with breast most cancers 20 years in the past and had to bear 9 chemotherapy periods. While she survived most cancers, she has been dealing with bother operating her home. The actress revealed that she has even sold her car and jewellery to run the home however issues are getting troublesome daily.
Talking to ETimes, Shagufta Ali revealed that she has been struggling for the final 4 years. While she managed to hold issues going for the primary 1-2 years, the final years have been laborious for her with no work due to Covid pandemic. She stated, “I started facing issues in the last 4 years as work reduced. There was less work, so somehow I tried to manage things on my own by selling off my car and jewellery. I somehow managed to handle things in the first 2/3 years but now in the last 1 year things have been very difficult as I have exhausted all my savings. Honestly, initially I didn’t want to ask for help so I thought whatever I have let me sell that and once I get work, things will get back to normal.”
“But things got from bad to worse because of the pandemic. For me it has been a case of Man proposes and God disposes. For everyone else they are facing lockdown for the last one year but for me it is going on for the last 4 years. Jitni buri haalat logon ko last ek saal mein hui hai utni buri Meri 4 saal se hui hai,” she added.
Shagufta Ali additionally shared that she couldn’t take assist from CINTAA because the union may also help with solely a certain quantity. She additionally sought assist from Sonu Sood however his organisation doesn’t assist with financial expenditure. She stated, “I haven’t received any help till now. CINTAA had earlier contacted me to help but I couldn’t take their help because the amount was not sufficient for any kind of thing. I was a member of CINTAA and I know they can help with a certain amount only and that would have not been helpful for me. So I did not take their help. I tried to contact Sonu Sood sir but they don’t help with financial expenditure. So nothing worked out with him.”
While Shagufta has survived most cancers, her well being retains deteriorating. She has been struggling to pay for the medical therapy for herself and her 73-year-old mom. “My mother needs immediate medical attention as she also has diabetes, arthritis and a knee problem. I am unable to take her to the doctor,” she stated.
Looking on the brilliant aspect, Cine And TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) has promised to assist the veteran actress. CINTAA’s Senior Joint Secretary Amit Behl instructed TOI, “We will talk to Shagufta, even visit her. The first issue is to solve her anxiety. And, we shall ask her what she needs. 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.”