Aamir assures his support to A.K. HangalBy Dibyojyoti Baksi, IANS
Thursday, January 20, 2011
MUMBAI - Aamir Khan says he will do the needful for 95-year-old character artist A.K. Hangal who is languishing in penury.
“Certainly we need to do something. In the past also I had been with him. I will immediately find out how he is doing and do the needful,” Aamir told reporters at a press conference at the Sun and Sand hotel here Thursday.
Aamir has worked with Hangal in “Laagan: Once Upon A Time in India”.
Hangal, a professional tailor-turned-actor, lives a life of penury in his modest groundfloor flat in Saraswati Apartments, Santacruz East. He is unable to afford his mounting medical bills while suffering from old age related problems. Tending to him is his son, Vijay, 75, a former Bollywood still photographer, who had to give up his work due to a severe back ailment.
The duo together have a medical bill of over Rs.15,000 per month and now have to practically choose between spending on food and medication.