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Antara Mali denies abandonding rescued father

Agencies   January 17, 2013
First Published: 14:25 IST(17/1/2013) | Last Updated: 17:39 IST(18/1/2013)

Former Bollywood actress Antara Mali opens up after her father and veteran photographer Jagdish Mali was rescued from the streets of Mumbai recently.



About the incident, Antara told Mumbai Mirror, "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 feels that it's unfair how people are talking bluntly about her father and also said that it could be a publicity stunt by someone to destroy her father's career, reports the daily.

Jagdish Mali has been living alone in his Versova flat for a long time.

MORE ON THE INCIDENT
Jagdish Mali was reportedly found by actress Mink Brar wandering the roads in Mumbai on January 16 2013. He was soiled with his own faeces, wearing nothing but a T-shirt, and speaking incoherently. He had a history of diabetes and other illness.

SalmanSalman to the rescue

The ailing ace photographer needs help, declared actor Salman Khan. According to sources, Jagdish is diabetic and relies on insulin injections to stay fit. When he forgets his insulin shot, he gets disoriented.

Reacting to the her statement, superstar Salman on Thursday said: "Your father is seen walking in a semi-nude condition on the road and you are saying he doesn't need help... You tell me then who needs help?"

"When I got the message, I tried to contact few people. To help someone is simple," he added.

Salman was speaking at the launch of the store of Being Human, an NGO started by him. Talking about the photographer, Salman said: "Jagdish Mali is a very big photographer. We used to struggle to get a photo shoot with him," he said.


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