Satish Kaul, who is still remembered for his role of Lord Indra in BR Chopra's Mahabharat, was once a popular name on television and in Punjabi films. He has worked in over 300 Punjabi and Hindi films. But he reportedly suffered a financial blow after his acting school shut shop. As per TOI report, the actor doesn't have enough money to meet his basic expenses, and for the past few years, he has been staying with a nurse (Satya), who used to take care of him in an old-age home. The nationwide lockdown has worsened his condition.
Satish Kaul Appeals To Industry For Financial Help
The veteran actor was quoted by PTI as saying, "I'm staying in a small rented place in Ludhiana. I was staying in an old age home earlier but then I'm here at this place with my good samaritan Satya Devi. My health is ok, I'm doing fine but the lockdown has made matters worse. I'm struggling for medicines, groceries and basic needs. I appeal to the industry people to help me. I got so much love as an actor, I need some attention now as a human in need."
The Actor Stayed In Old Age Home For 2 Years
Kaul revealed that his acting school project, which he started around 2011 after shifting to Punjab from Mumbai, wasn't a success. He revealed that the project came to a halt and his work was affected after he fractured his hip bone in 2015. He was bed-ridden in hospital for two and a half years. Then, he shifted to an old age home, where he stayed for two years.
Satish Says He's Raring To Act Again
He further told PTI that he feels grateful that people showered so much love on him when he was in his prime. He added that the fire to act is still alive in him, and wished if someone gives him a role even today, he would do it. He concluded by saying that he is raring to act again.
Priti Sapru On Satish Kaul
On the other hand, actress Priti Sapru was constantly in touch with him. She revealed to TOI that she had visited him during a shoot and had tried to raise funds for him and wrote to the Punjab government, who gave him Rs 5 lakh. She also added that others helped him too.
Satish's Wife & Son Didn't Leave Him After He Hit A Rough Patch
She clarified that Satish's wife and son didn't leave him after he hit a rough patch. She told the leading daily, "They had parted ways soon after their marriage. Back then, he had things going fine for him."