The lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic was hard on many people. Actors ran out of work, faced a financial crisis and some even dealt with health issues. TV actor Lokendra Singh Rajawat is currently experiencing life's challenging and toughest phase. Known for his work in Jodha Akbar, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein and others, Lokendra had to get his leg amputated at a hospital in Mumbai due to high diabetes. The actor is dealing with a financial crisis and was under stress. Due to high stress levels, his blood sugar shot up.
Talking to a leading daily, Lokendra said, "I could do nothing. I was working so well before the COVID pandemic, work started decreasing a lot and there was a certain amount of financial stress at home. It all began when I developed a corn in my right foot and I neglected it. It became an infection that percolated into the bone marrow and in no time, had spread in my body. I developed gangrene. The only way to save myself was to get the corned leg amputated till the knee."
He added, "I wish I had taken care when my diabetes began about 10 years ago. We actors often have no fixed timings when shooting and our erratic hours of lunch and work have an adverse effect on our health. Add this to the stress. All this leads to diabetes and not if you are fond of sweets."
Lokendra shared that he got financial help from CINTAA. "I have got financial aid through CINTAA. Actors have been calling up to know about my health and providing motivation," he told. The actor is planning to fit an artificial leg. "But the wound has to heal first. The artificial leg will come in only later," Lokendra shared.
(Source: Times Of India)