Veteran Bollywood and TV actor Shiv Kumar Verma, who has appeared in several films and shows, suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The ‘Halla Bol’ actor is placed on ventilator. The Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) took to social media to seek financial support from Bollywood veterans including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Vidya Balan. The association requested celebs to help Verma during his critical hospitalization.
CINTAA urged the stars of the city to come forward to help the ailing actor and share his bank details on Twitter. The association tagged Big B, Salman, Akshay in several tweets and asked the stars to provide financial support for Verma’s medical expenses.
“Immediate call for help! # CINTAA member Shivkumar Verma is suffering from COPD and is also suspected of COVID-19. He needs immediate money for hospital expenses. We humbly request you to do whatever @ Please donate to amitbehl, please help. ” @akshaykumar @TeamAkshay @iamvidyabalan, “the tweet read.
Speaking to a leading daily, CINTAA senior joint secretary Amit Bahl said that Shiv Kumar Verma was admitted to the hospital on 30 November after complaining of breathlessness. He said that CINTAA transferred Rs 50,000 for his medical treatment after he came to know about his health condition. The ‘Ishq Mein Marjawan’ actor revealed that Verma’s daughter approached the association for help.
“The report (for coronovirus) may take time but we are preparing to get worse. As soon as we could get their bank account details, we posted a social media message to help, ”Amit Bahl told Hindustan Times.
On the professional front, Shiv Kumar Verma has worked in films like ‘Halla Bol’, ‘Baji Zindagi Ki’ and many TV shows.
We pray for Varma to get well soon.