Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, who has been fighting kidney cancer, was rushed to a Mumbai hospital and admitted to ICU after her condition worsened. The lady was overwhelmed with the way film industry supported her. She thanked Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Karan Johar and other for helping her financially.
"Today morning my heart rate dropped and I felt uneasy. I am a kidney patient and both my kidneys are not functioning properly," Kalpana told PTI.
"Yesterday was my partner's (Bhupen Hazarika) death anniversary so I went all the way to Vashi (Navi Mumbai) to attend the program. That must have taken a toll on me. So today when I woke up, I felt very weak. I was then taken to the ICU," she added.
The filmmaker said according to the doctors she would be discharged from the hospital in the next "24 to 48 hours".
"I was completely bed ridden two years ago. But now I am slightly better by the grace of God. I will give myself another year and a half to walk all on my own without any help," she said.
Kalpana has been going for dialysis every week and is overwhelmed by the financial support she has received from the film industry.
"They all have helped me, from Aamir Khan, Indian Film & Television Directors' Association, Rohit Shetty, Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Soni Razdan, Neena Gupta. All of them have come forward and helped me during my worst. It is a financially draining and a continous lifelong process.
"I am thankful to my film fraternity for standing by me in this phase. Specially my mother, my brother and Shyam Benegal for their constant support," she added.
(With PTI Inputs)