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Aashiqui fame Rahul Roy suffers brain stroke: Here’s why the actor ‘walked away’ from Bollywood
Rahul Roy was recently admitted to Mumbai's Nanavati hospital after he suffered a cerebrovascular stroke during a shoot in Kargil.
The news of 'original Ashiqui boy' Rahul Roy's hospitalisation has left everyone shaken. The '90s actor, who shot to fame with Mahesh Bhatt's Aashiqui, was shooting for a web film L.A.C - Live The Battle in Kargil is when he suffered a brain stroke. The team immediately airlifted the 52-year-old actor from Kargil and flew him back to Mumbai where he's now being treated for his condition.
Turns out Rahul suffered no ordinary stroke but a cerebrovascular stroke which is a severe condition that messes up with one's speech, communication, understanding of language. Rahul's LAC co-star Nishant Singh Malkhani (former Bigg Boss 14 contestant), too issued a statement narrating how the team noticed "unusual" changes in his body language and "strongly sensed that something was wrong."
Rahul's brother-in-law shared the latest update with ABP News, stating that his health is "improving" and that he has also "tested negative for COVID-19".
The weather got to Rahul Roy', narrates co-star Nishant Singh Malkhani on actor's brain stroke.
While one still recognises Rahul as the 'Aashiqui' actor in spite of the film being two decades old, his absence from Bollywood has always been a talking point. Why didn't he get to taste success despite making a blockbuster debut? It's not like he didn't do movies post Aashiqui. The actor worked in quite a few films including Junoon (1992), Meri Aashiqui (2005), Naughty Boy (2006), Crime Partner (2010), among others. But much to his dismay, none of his films worked in favour of his career in Bollywood. Eventually, the actor went missing from the silver screen.
It's only recently that Rahul started picking up interesting projects with LAC being one of his most ambitious ones. In a recent interview, Rahul clarified that it was not because of the movies that he "walked away" from Bollywood but because he voluntiarily wanted to focus on his personal life.
"I walked away and that was my choice. Industry ka kuch lena dena nahi tha." He shared how he ended up becoming an actor, which by the way he never thought about. "Whether it is a privilege or a curse, I came into the industry not to become a star but I was fortunate that an article on my mom had left (Mahesh) Bhatt Sahab impressed and he wanted to meet her and then he asked my mother if I wanted to act after he saw my pictures. I was intrigued by Bhatt Sahab. I never thought about being a film actor, star toh door ki baat hai", he said in his interview with Pinkvilla.
Further commenting on taking a sabbatical, Rahul added that when he turned 30, he wanted to focus on his marital life. He feels that it's very difficult for someone from acting profession to strike a balance between professional and family life. "I had a lot of girlfriends but when you cross the threshold of 30, I wanted to settle down. I met a wonderful girl and decided to get married. And when I married, being an actor I did not think I could balance both cinema and personal life. Very difficult to do that because the cinema takes a lot out of you. That’s when I took a break thinking I want to work on my personal life."
Rahul added that he has no regrets taking a sabbatical. He feels that had he not taken a break then maybe he would have made more money but other than bank balance, things wouldn't have been any different.
Apart from LAC, Rahul also has a forthcoming venture in Bollywood titled The Walk based on the plight of the migrant workers. The film also stars Archana Puran Singh.
- by Associated Press
- by Agencies
- by Associated Press