Veteran actress Geeta Kapoor, who has worked in films such as Pakeezah and Razia Sultan, has been abandoned by her son in hospital after being initially admitted by him on April 21.
Geeta was admitted to the SRV Hospital to be treated for her falling blood pressure. When his son was asked to make a deposit at the hospital, he went out on the pretext of looking for an ATM to withdraw the money, but never came back. The doctors at the hospital continued Geeta’s treatment as her condition was quite fragile. The hospital made multiple attempts to contact Geeta’s son Raja and her daughter Pooja, but their efforts yielded no results.
The actress has stayed at SRV Hospital for over a month now and her medical bill has already crossed over Rs 1.5 lakh.
Well, now if reports are to be believed, Geeta finds her helping hand and producer Ramesh Taurani and Ashoke Pandit have taken the initiative to pay her hospital bill.
Ashok Pandit while talking to Indian Express said, “I came to know that an old lady named Geeta Kapoor has been abandoned in a Mumbai hospital by her children only after reading about it in the newspapers. I didn’t know Geeta Kapoor is the Geeta Kapoor from Pakeezah.”
“After reaching the hospital, I cleared the bills and I wanted to tell the hospital guys that she will be taken care of, so there are no insecurities from the hospital side and they would continue treating her. Paying the bills was not a big thing, really. I saw my mother in her. As soon as I read about an old lady bring abandoned by her kids, I was feeling very uncomfortable and hence wanted to help her out, so Ramesh Tauraniji and I went to the hospital.” he added.
Ashok also revealed why he was searching for Geeta’s son so desperately. “Now the problem is, I want to shift Geetaji to an old age home so she is taken care of, but I cannot do so until I get an No Objection Certificate (NOC) from her children. I don’t know why the police is taking so long to trace Geetaji’s son. I want the police to find him, and do whatever they want to do with him, but get me an NOC so we can make sure she is safe and sound in an old-age home. We have so many friends in the industry who have started good old-age homes. Aruna Iraniji has one, and it would be great if we can get Geetaji there,” adds the CBFC member.
He also expressed concern over Geeta Kapoor’s mental and physical health. Ashok adds, “Geetaji is getting better but she continuously keeps crying and folds her hands when she sees people visiting her, as if she is telling them not to beat her up. Every time I see her like this I wonder if she was being tortured at home. I am just hoping that we get the NOC, so we can send her to a better place where she can live with dignity.”