Amitabh Bachchan reopens Asha Parekh hospital

shareShare facebook twitter
  • Page of 1 Go
Posted: 13 years ago
Amitabh Bachchan reopens Asha Parekh hospital

Amitabh Bachchan is always ready to support a good cause. Last week, he visited a cancer-stricken boy who wished to see him. This weekend he was called upon by Asha Parekh to reopen the hospital in Santa Cruz that's named after her.

"I've known Ashaji for a long time," he said, adding, "this hospital is at least 100 years old, if I am not mistaken. Earlier, this hospital was called BCJ, if any of you remember. Last week, Ashaji called me, and I just couldn't say no. Moreover, why would I say no to such a noble cause?"

The superstar also made a donation of Rs.11 lakh. "I have donated Rs.11 lakh to the hospital. They had some difficulties after the 2007 union strike. This is the hospital I was admitted to when I had just come to Mumbai. And today I feel proud that I can do something for this hospital," says Bachchan.

About Asha Parekh,Big B said, "I was always a big fan of Ashaji, especially in the films Chirag and Kati Patang. She was best suited opposite Rajesh Khanna and Shammi Kapoor, but we didn't get a chance to work together."
He added, "This hospital came to be named after her because of the interest she has taken, over the years, in its activities. And for the past two years, she has been fighting to get the hospital started up again. I am happy to lend her my support,"said Bachchan.

The hospital was shut down because of a spat between the hospital management and the employees' union in 2007. While it was officially opened on the 28th (March), they will only admit patients from April 10, 2009.
Edited by Lubnavaishali - 13 years ago
Posted: 13 years ago
good gesture.......Clap
Posted: 13 years ago
^^^totally agree with u...Big B got a big heart too

Amitabh Bachchan Asha Parekh

Related Topics

doc-text Topics pencil Author stackexchange Replies eye Views clock Last Post Reply
Asha Parekh bashes Indian women wearing western dresses for weddings

pencil atominis   stackexchange 10   eye 1226

atominis 10 1226 1 months ago BettyA1
Congratulations to Asha Parekh on receiving the Dadasaheb Phalke Award

pencil Viswasruti   stackexchange 19   eye 929

Viswasruti 19 929 4 months ago altgr
Asha Parekh to Receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award This Year

pencil altgr   stackexchange 2   eye 215

altgr 2 215 4 months ago atominis
Amitabh Bacchan shaking hand with GOAT Leo Messi!

pencil MiVida_Messi   stackexchange 48   eye 1816

MiVida_Messi 48 1816 12 days ago MiVida_Messi
Deewaar (2004) | Amitabh Bachchan | Sanjay Dutt | Akshaye Khanna

pencil Arsalan_khan   stackexchange 0   eye 80

Arsalan_khan 0 80 22 days ago Arsalan_khan

Topic Info

3 Participants 2 Replies 858Views

Topic started by ar78655

Last replied by Cheetara

up-open TOP