Ayushmann Khurrana and Jackie Shroff have come forward to send financial aid to veteran actor Savita Bajaj, who was struggling to pay her medical bills. She recently fought COVID-19 and has now been diagnosed with emphysema, a lung disease that causes shortness of breath, for which she will require oxygen support. She was hospitalized for over three weeks.
Nupur Alankar, care committee member of CINTAA (Cine & TV Artists Association) has been looking after Savita Bajaj. When a leading daily contacted Nupur Alankar, she said, "Actress Rajeshwari Sachdeva had posted on her Instagram about Savitaji, Ayushmaan called her and transferred the money which was a huge relief for us, as we were able to discharge her from the hospital.''
CINTAA had earlier given medical assistance in the case of Savita Bajaj of Rs. 50,000/- and monthly expense of Rs. 5000/- for her expenses/medicines from the past few years. Legendary Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff has helped Savita Bajaj by transferring a decent amount into her account. Nupur further added, "Sonu Sood has donated an oxygen concentrator which will also be of use to her.''
Earlier, in an interview with BT, Nupur Alankar had said, "It pained my heart to see Savitaji’s condition. She has been a part of the industry for several years. Today, she needed help and I wanted to be by her side. CINTAA (Cine and TV Artistes’ Association), too, has been at the forefront in helping her. She was in the hospital for around 25 days and I am happy that she has been discharged today. Savitaji lived alone in a one-room kitchen apartment, but I don’t think she can do that now. So, I have decided to bring her home. I am taking her to my sister’s place and all of us will take care of her."
Savita Bajaj, who is recuperating now, said, "I am feeling better. Nupur has been like a Godsend to me. She assured me that she would be by my side throughout and kept her word. She visited me at the hospital daily. Nupur and her sister, Jigyaasa, have brought me to their home. It seems like a miracle. Mujhe lagta hai mujhe nayi zindagi mil gayi."