‘Peepli Live’ fame actor Sitaram Panchal fighting cancer and poverty simultaneously

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Sitaram Panchal

‘Peepli Live’ fame actor Sitaram Panchal has took the social media to ask for help for his cancer battle. The actor has also been a known face in movies like Jolly LLB2 and Paan Singh Tomar. He recently posted on social media “Bhaiyo meri help kro, cancer se halat kharab hoti jaa rhi hai, Aapka kalakar bhai Sitaram Panchal”. He has been fighting kidney and lung cancer battle since three years. But the lack of monetary funds has led him to seek help through the social media.

According to reports, he’s been bedridden from the past 10 months and due to critical financial condition he asked for help on Facebook. The actor was diagnosed with this disease in 2014 but day-by-day his health is deteriorating. His wife Usha Panchal has quoted that “initially he used to work which met our day’s end. But due to this disease he has lost a lot of weight and cannot stand on his own. When cancer was diagnosed, we went for ayurvedic treatment but recently he started taking homoeopathic medicines which worsened his health and hence we stopped the medication.”

Film director Ashwani Chaudhary, general secretary, Indian Film And Television Director’s Association has spread the word to Twitter to help the actor. He’s also trying to reach out to Haryana Government for monetary help. The Haryana Government has promised to help the actor and has transferred 5 lakh rupees for his help. They are also looking for other schemes to help him out. According to Ashwani “Other industry celebs are also coming forward to help the ailing actor” and mentioned the name of Randeep Hooda who said that he’s going to help them. Pictures of bedridden Sitaram and his emotional appeal has gone viral all over the social media and people from film industry are reaching out to help him. Masaan and Dhanak producer Manish Mundra has made a considerable amount of donation to the actor and has promised to bear the medical expenses.

No matter how much we cry about the ho-ha of ‘nepotism’ and star luck of Bollywood, some humanity is still left within the hearts of our industry and they come out to help and support the needy ones.