Rumors around B-town and elsewhere were that veteran actor Raj Kiran, known for his roles in movies such as Arth and Bulundi,
has passed away. Reason for such widespread belief was the man's
mysterious absence for the longest
time. But all rumors can now be laid
to rest because the actor, in a shocking turn of events, has been found
at a mental asylum in the US.
It had been the
rumors about this absconding actor that had initially led his friends
and colleagues to begin their search for him. Raj's Hip Hip Hurray co-star, Deepti Naval, also left a message on his Facebook Fan page in her concern about the same matter.
However, the man to actually find him was none other than his Karz
co-star Rishi Kapoor who recently traveled to the United States for the
purpose. He was successful in tracing Raj's location and was equally
shocked to find both, that Raj was living in a mental asylum, and that
he worked there to pay for his own treatment.
the story behind the veteran actor's unfortunate circumstances is a
rather dramatic one. After his wife and son had abandoned him quite a
while back, Raj took the beating to heart and deteriorated in his
medical condition, while being left alone to fend for himself. Even the
remainder of his own family did not take interest in mending any
matters. Eventually, it all led to his deeply succumbing to depression
after which he admitted himself in a mental institution in Mumbai. Much
later his brothers took him to the mental asylum in the US, while news
of his whereabouts was kept strictly hush.
Despite the harsh fate met out to him in this past time, we
believe Raj Kiran still has his many blessings, in the form of people
other than his family who care for him deeply enough. Here's wishing the
man best wishes to recover from the trauma soon.
Editors: Hershi & Naseem