Filmstar Rahul Roy, who is remembered for his role in the famous 1990 movie Ashiqui where he made his debut suffered a brain stroke. The 52-year-old was in the town situated in the newly formed union territory of Ladakh for the shoot of his next film LAC-Live the battle in Kargil.
Following his illness, Roy was immediately shifted to Srinagar and bought to Mumbai, where he is currently admitted at the Nanavati hospital. The actor has been kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) however he tested negative for COVID-19. Speaking to Indian Express, his brother Romeer Sen confirmed the news saying “he is recovering.”
In an interview with DNA co-star, Nishant Singh who was with Roy at the time of his stroke blamed the harsh weather conditions on the mountains for the incident. He was quoted saying “It all happened on Tuesday. He was alright when we all went to sleep on Monday night. I think the weather got to him, it’s extreme conditions out here in Kargil where we are shooting. The temperature is -15 degree centigrade. I cough blood every day, we are going up and down the mountains now and then and the nose capillaries get torn.”
He further added “Rahul was a bit dull on Tuesday initially, and we suddenly observed that he was not able to deliver his dialogues. He was not forgetting them but he was groping for words to complete sentences, he just could not form sentences. Then, around evening, he started to behave little unusually, idhar udhar dekhne laga and we strongly sensed that something was wrong.”
The film directed by Nitin Kumar Guptam is based on the real-life story of Galwani Ghati. Roy is believed to play the role of a major in the film.
Since his debut in 1990, he has featured in various famous movies like Sapne Sajan Ke, Janam, and Junoon. He was also the winner of the first-ever season of reality TV show Big Boss.