Yesterday, we brought to you the news of Bollywood and Television actor Shagufti Ali going through a tough phase in her life. The actress has been out of work for the last four years and is going through a major financial crisis owing to her and her mother's health.
Shagufta Ali in an exclusive interview with us informed us, "I don't know why but from the last four years, less work has come to me and whatever came, at the last moment it didn't materialize. Kuch kaam to 99 percent hone ke baad mana ho gaye. I have just done one film in between and that also has not been completed. I shot for it before the pandemic happened. The last full-fledged work which I did was Saath Nibhana Saathiya for a stretch of 10-11 months. For 36 years, I have been working in the industry. In May, I completed 36 years. I started working at the age of 17 and now I am 54. Since that time these four years have shown me the worst period of my life. I had no help. Not many knew that I am going through a major financial crunch because till then I sold a lot of my assets to survive." ALSO READ: BREAKING: Shagufta Ali In A Financial Mess Due To No Work; Actress Seeks Help For Medical Treatment- EXCLUSIVE
And now, a few people from the industry along with people who know her personally have reached out to her, extending help. Talking to us, sometime back Shagufta Ali revealed, "Many people reached out to me since yesterday. I opened up about my condition and a few of them have also promised to provide me financial help and have taken down my bank details." ALSO READ: After Revealing Her Financial Situation Shagufta Ali Opens Up On Her Health Scare: 'I Am A Survivor Of Third Stage Breast Cancer'- EXCLUSIVE
Naming the people who have reached out to her, the actress added, "Shivin Narang who I worked with in Ek Veer Ki Ardaas: Veera and also shared a good bond called me. Johnny Lever Bhai also learnt about my situation and called me shockingly, asking about my health and the support I am looking for. Other than them, senior actress Madhumalti Kapoor Ji did reach out to me. Also, actor Shashank Sethi offered me extended support. I am really grateful to all of them who have come ahead to support me."
Shagufta Ali, who has given 36 years to the industry has worked in more than 15 popular films and about 20 TV serials. The actress has been part of films like Mehndi, Hero No 1 and Ajooba has also worked in shows like Saans, Sanjivani, Sasural Simar Ka and Madhubala to name a few.
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