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"Saif is absolutely fine"

By Staff

Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Sharmila Tagore is the most relieved mother in the world right now. "He's absolutely fine. He had a chest pain. They took him to the hospital and did a series of tests. It turned out to be exhaustion. To be on the safer side he has been administered medicine. He'll be kept under medical care for a couple of days, one more day in the ICU unit. Yes, I'll be here in Mumbai for a while. In any case, I was planning to come to Mumbai to re-decorate Soha's place. So, I just had to come a few days earlier. Sunday night was very tense for us. We heard all kinds of rumours about Saif that he had a massive heart attack. But I didn't buy that initially. I was in touch with the doctors."

"Will I ask him to slow down? I don't think what happened to him had to do with over-work. For a man, it's very important to keep working. I've seen many people at my age languishing away for the lack of work. I don't want that to ever happen to him. Saif needs to work to his optimum. So no, I won't ask him to slow down. But I'll certainly ask him to stop smoking. Also, to exercise and follow a disciplined lifestyle. Beyond that, no one can predict these things."

"He had lots of visitors on Sunday night...all his colleagues from the awards function visited him when they heard about his hospitalization. How could they not come to visit him? They're all his colleagues. But yesterday there weren't that many visitors. ...Saif is very happy. He has got a get-well card from Priyaranjan Das Munshi, Mr Yash Chopra has been calling up. This film industry is an emotional place. The hospital staff and the media have been very supportive. Yesterday when I asked media persons to keep my phone line free, they left my phone alone. Everyone has been supportive because what happened to Saif was so shocking. Thank God it's all clear for him."

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