Indian-American actress diagnosed with breast cancer
Indian-American actress, Namrata Singh Gujral, of Warner Bros 'Americanising Shelley' and Bollywood's 'Kaante' fame is undergoing treatment for invasive breast cancer, even as she is working on a film to spread awareness about the deadly disease.india Updated: Oct 07, 2009 15:10 IST
Indian-American actress, Namrata Singh Gujral, of Warner Bros Americanising Shelley and Bollywood's Kaante fame is undergoing treatment for invasive breast cancer, even as she is working on a film to spread awareness about the deadly disease.
Namrata is undergoing radical cancer treatments including chemotherapy, but is currently producing and directing "1 a Minute", a docu drama on Cancer with Olivia Newton-John, Jaclyn Smith, Kelly McGillis, Melissa Etheridge, Billy Baldwin, Danny Baldwin, Diahann Carroll and Bollywood's Mumtaz and Priya Dutt, among others, a media release said.
The film is expected to hit global theaters in 2010 to raise global awareness on cancer, with a focus on breast cancer. This comes on the heels of cancer diagnosis for Lisa Ray, another India actress, who will also be featured in this documentary.
Gujral received rave reviews for her performance as Shelley in the Warner Brothers release, Americanising Shelly (currently opening around the world) and also bagged awards including 'Best Female Actor' at CTFF 2008 (which she shared with Stephen Baldwin for Flyboys).
Gujral also made her singing debut in 2008 with Dancin' in the clouds, a never-been-done-before Country Rock meets 'Bollywood' style duet, which is being included in the 'Guinness Book of Records', the statement said.