Rahul Roy (Aashiqui), the actor who suffered a brain stroke in November while shooting in extreme weather conditions in Kargil for the film LAC: Live the Battle, is recovering well. He will soon be fit enough to return home, the film’s producer Nivedita Basu told Silverscreen India on Tuesday.
She said, “Rahul Roy is being shifted to the normal ward today and will be shifted to his house soon as well.”
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Roy is currently undergoing treatment at Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital. He has been diagnosed with a condition called aphasia or impaired speech and is likely to undergo surgery.
The 52-year-old actor was shooting in extreme weather conditions in Kargil for the film, LAC: Live the Battle, when the temperature dropped and he had to be airlifted to Mumbai. While Roy was initially admitted to a hospital in Srinagar, the filmmakers decided to shift him to Mumbai before his condition worsened.
Speaking to Midday about the incident, Basu said, “Kargil had extreme weather conditions and they had gone up to -12°C and -13°C, so it was just a matter of time when someone would have succumbed to the cold, and I think that’s exactly what happened with Rahul. His one day of the shoot was still left but when we got to know about him, we told Nitin that we need to get him out.”
She further said, “Nitin arranged for him to be airlifted from Kargil to Srinagar and then back to Mumbai. The expenses are being taken care of by the production, he was taken to the hospital immediately by us and was given immediate attention.”
LAC: Live the Battle is directed by Nitin Kumar Gupta and jointly produced by Chitra Vakil Sharma and Nivedita Basu.