PMC Bank Crisis: Actress Nupur Alankar affected, sells off her jewellery to sustain


The Punjab and Maharashtra Co-Operative (PMC) Bank collapse has affected several people who had opened accounts with them.

PMC Bank Crisis Actress Nupur Alankar affected

On September 23, the RBI had put restrictions on Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank after it had found out financial irregularities, and under-reporting of loans given to real estate developer HDIL.

The crisis has affected several people including television actress Nupur Alankar. The actress has opened about suffering financial crises after the PMC bank collapse.

The actress reveals that she has to sell her jewelry to meet her daily expenses. Sharing her struggles, Nupur told Times of India, “I am facing a major financial crisis. I had accounts in other banks, too, which I transferred to this ( Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative) bank a few years ago. Little did I know that my family members — mother, sister, husband, sister-in-law and father-in-law — and my life savings will be frozen like this.”

PMC Bank Crisis Actress Nupur Alankar affected

The actor asked, “How am I expected to survive without money? Should I mortgage my house now? Why is there a cap on my own hard-earned money? I have been diligently paying income tax, so why am I suffering today?”

 “With no money at home and all our accounts frozen, I was left with no option, but to sell off my jewellery. In fact, I had to borrow Rs. 3,000 from a fellow actor. Another one transferred Rs. 500 for my commute. So far, I have borrowed Rs. 50,000 from friends. There is no clarity when the problem will be resolved and we are scared that we will lose our money,” she added.

She also shares that she is unable to even apply for a loan because of the collapse of PMC, “The worst part is, I am not even eligible for a loan anymore. The moment I say that my accounts were in PMC Bank, even the telecallers hang up.”

Nupur Alankar has worked in several television shows like Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, Phulwa, Diya Aur Baati Hum and Swarigini among others.