Big B, Aamir offer support to ail AK Hangal
Both Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan moved by the plight of the veteran actor, AK Hangal, 95. As reported, Hangal is suffering from age old related disease and practically has no money for medicine and food. He is staying with his 75 yrs old son Vijay in his modest ground floor flat in Saraswati Apartments, Santacruz East. Vijay was a still photographer but left his job too early due to severe back pain. Both the father-son makes a medical bill of Rs 15,000 and to afford the amount is beyond their capacity.
On knowing his pathetic condition, Aamir Khan offered his support. “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”. He has worked with Hangal in ‘Lagaan’.
Amitabh Bachchan who worked with Hangal in films like ‘Abhimaan’, ‘Sholay’ and ‘Sharabi’ to landed his support. “It has been sad and unnerving to learn today of the dire condition of one of our most devoted and dedicated character artists of the industry, Mr A.K. Hangal. I came to know of this through the kind offices of the cyber – the net and the social net,” Amitabh wrote on his blog bigb.bigadda.com.
“It has always been disturbing to read and learn of such occurrences. I do not wish to mention names here, for they are individuals that were idolised and revered in their prime, and bringing up their condition now is an act that would seem most demeaning to them and to their stature,” he said.