By Hindustan Times
While preparing for his role as a paraplegic in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish (2010), Hrithik Roshan spent a lot of time understanding and interacting with patients who suffer from the condition. Which is why, when city-based physical rehabilitation therapist Dr Indu Tandon (who trained Hrithik for the film) told the actor about the situation a quadriplegic patient of hers was facing, he immediately came to the rescue.
“Rafat Siddiqui (25) met with an accident around 2009, after which she was diagnosed with quadriplegia. Since her treatment is very expensive, she asked me if she could get help from some sources. That’s when I thought of contacting Hrithik,” says Dr Tandon, adding, “The moment I told him about Rafat, he immediately offered to help.”
One of Rafat’s biggest challenges is the fact that she lives in Andheri East.