The cold treatment meted out to music composer Aadesh Shrivastava once again shows the dark side of the film industry.
Shrivastava who was diagnosed with cancer was shocked when most of the people he worked closely with didn't even pay him a visit, reports Mumbai Mirror.
This not only left Aadesh and his wife Vijayata Pandit sad and upset, but also wiser for life.
Aadesh told the tabloid, “Falling ill so suddenly was traumatic. But the cold-shoulder treatment I got from the people with whom I’ve closely worked with for years, has caused me even more damage than the disease itself. Nobody came to visit me after I fell sick.”
The composer had to sell his Hummer to pay for the hospital bills as a last resort.
He continued, “I sold it at a throwaway price. I wanted my family to be with me. I’m a very emotional person. If a friend needs me, I will run at 2 am to help. Where were all my friends during the worst time of my life?”
However celebs like Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Shekhar Suman, lyricist Prasoon Joshi and director JP Dutta were among the few who visted him during the illness. Anu Malik, Bachchans, Shilpa Shetty and Preity also showed their genuine concern.
The music composer could not thank Baba Ramdev enough who helped him deal with the side effects of chemotherapy.
He also shares how it all started.
“It was at the GIMA awards that I felt unusually fatigued. I couldn’t see through my right eye. The next day I was told to go for a blood test. That’s when my cancer was discovered.”
Aadesh Shrivastava has composed many hit songs like Sona sona, Shava shava, Gustakhiyaan and Gur nalon ishq mitha. In 2005, he was a judge on the talent hunt show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2005.