|The film industry is shocked by the news of the renowned photographer Jagdish Mali being rescued frail and destitute from the streets of Mumbai. And we hear Salman Khan extended the helping hand to rescue him.
Reportedly, it was the ‘Bigg Boss 6’ contestant Mink Brar who spotted Jagdish Mali on the streets of Versova and tried to contact his daughter Antara Mali, a Bollywood actress, for help. But since Antara happened to be travelling at that time, Mink Brar turned to Salman Khan for help to rescue Jagdish Mali.
Salman Khan reportedly acted promptly and sent a vehicle with a staff of four people to escort Jagdish Mali to his Versova flat that was gifted to him by Antara in 2009.
Meanwhile, the tinsel town is abuzz with talks of Jagdish Mali being mentally unstable and alcoholic. Antara Mali, who’s now taking care of her dad, denies it. She says her dad has got a liver problem and is heavily diabetic.
“His condition is such that at times, if he forgets his insulin shot, he gets disoriented. At such times opening a simple door latch can be a challenge. This may happen once in six months, the rest of the time he's fully functioning and normal. This is what happened that evening,” Antara Mali is quoted as saying by TOI.
And though there have been offers of help from the film industry, Antara says ‘no thanks’, she doesn’t need anybody’s help.