Senior actress Nishi Singh Bhadli, who has featured in several TV shows, including ‘Hitler Didi’, ‘Qubool Hai’, ‘Ishqbaaaz’ and ‘Tenali Rama’, is battling serious health woes for the past two years. Nishi suffered a paralysis stroke in February last year, following which, she was confined to her home most of the time. And, just as she was recovering, she suffered another stroke in February, this year. Her husband, actor-writer Sanjay Singh Bhadli, is struggling to make ends meet while taking care of her medical and other expenses.
He shares, “In February, 2019, she collapsed in the house. She was immediately hospitalised and for seven-eight days, she even failed to recognise anyone. We eventually brought her back home. She was getting better, but around Raksha Bandhan this year, she again suffered a paralytic stroke on the left side of her body. There is sensation, but it’s as good as nothing as she needs assistance for everything.”
The couple has two children. While their 19-year-old son lives with his maternal grandparents in Delhi, their 16-year-old daughter is with them. However, since the latter is too young to be able to take care of her mother alone, Sanjay has been by her side, tending to her, because of which he hasn’t been able to take up any work. And, the pandemic has only worsened the situation for them.
After much deliberation and left with no choice, Sanjay has now decided to seek financial help from outside. He says, “Though Nishi is doing better, we still need money for her medical and other expenses. We have dried up all our savings in the past two years. Jo tha sab chala gaya. I have even mortgaged our flat, as we were in dire need of money. We cannot fall back on our families, as hers isn’t financially sound and mine had disowned me when I decided to join showbiz. We have been struggling and need help.”