Mahabharat has grabbed the eyeballs all over again amid lockdown. The mythological drama has witnessed a re-run, and garnered a lot of fame. With that, actors like Mukesh Khanna, Gajendra Chauhan, Nitish Bharadwaj, Roopa Ganguly amongst others are grabbing headlines too. However, Satish Kaul AKA Indra Kumar is now in the news but for an unfortunate reason.
For the unversed, the Punjabi actor has worked in as many as 300 films in his career. Apart from that, Satish Kaul has also worked in Hindi films. However, he has been struggling with finance amid lockdown. The Mahabharat actor now aged 73, is pleading for help from Industry members.
Recently, there had been rumours that the Mahabharat actor was living in an old age home. Satish Kaul in a conversation with PTI clarified, “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,”
Mahabharat fame also spoke about the love he garnered over the years as an actor and has no ‘regrets’ whatsoever. “It’s ok if they’ve forgotten me. I got so much of love and I’m grateful. I will forever be indebted to the audience for that. Right now, I wish I am able to buy a decent place of my own where I can stay. “The fire to act is still alive in me. It isn’t over. I wish someone gives me a role even today, any role, and I would do it. I’m raring to act again,” actor shared.
The actor opened an acting school in 2011, which wasn’t a success. Later issues began when Satish Kaul fractured his hip bone in 2015. Owing to the same, he was bedridden in a hospital for 2.5 years. Our very own Indra from Mahabharat later was shifted to an old age home. However, Satish Kaul just stayed there for 2 years.