Mumbai: Just like several stars from the era gone by, Geeta Kapoor too, has been living a life of penury, abandoned by her own son, Raja Kapoor at the SRV Hospital in Mumbai’s suburban Goregaon, as alleged by her. She has films like Pakeezah, Mughal-E-Azam, Razia Sultan and Pyaar Karke Dekho to her credit.
Saddened at her own state, Geeta was quoted saying that she was starving for four days before reaching the hospital. Sources in the hospy say that her son left to withdraw money to pay her bills, never to return! She has been in the hospital for a month.
Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit paid her a visit. “I have seen her films and I could not recognise her because she was in bad shape,” says Pandit. Hospital sources add that Geeta is depressed and is more of a nervous wreck, scared and has incoherent speech at times. “I’m ready to do everything for her. There are many in the film industry who can help her out. But I will need an NOC from her family to let me complete her treatment and get her a place to stay. It is fine if her son doesn’t want to help her,” says Pandit. He and Ramesh Taurani have cleared the bills, but await the son to release his mother.