The 75-year-old,National Award-winning actor Surekha Sikri was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai after she suffered a stroke. She was last seen in Zoya Akhtar’s segment in Netflix anthology Ghost Stories was in ICU and her cognition was stable.
Earlier, she had opposed the government’s ban on citizens at the age of 65 or above to work in the industry. She said that when everything has kicked off how can you expect the senior citizens to sit at home after the six months lockdown in the country. According to a media report , the actor had also sought financial help from her colleagues for her treatment.
Surekha’s acting career is more than four-decade-long. She was a part of films like Tamas, Mammo, Sardari Begum and Raincoat. She has also worked in tellevision industry in serials like Just Mohabbat, Banegi Apni Baat, Saat Phere and Balika Vadhu.