After being in an active battle with a kidney tumour since the past two years with the film fraternity offering their full support, the director hopes to spring back up soon and come back with a memoir of her own. The film director had recently gone into a cardiac arrest, after alarmingly collapsing following a trip to Vashi the previous day to attend a memorial function on the occasion of her late partner, singer-composer-musician-filmmaker Bhupen Hazarika’s sixth death anniversary.
Talking to Mirror while undergoing dialysis, the writer-producer-director had informed that a kidney had been removed, along with the lymph nodes, but there would be tests every three months for the next two years. “Till the last day of my life, I will have to undergo dialysis three times a week and it doesn’t come cheap. But thanks to the generous Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran (Rao), my dialysis bills have been covered for the next six months,” said she as she went on to thank Rohit Shetty for his Rs 2 lakh contribution. She also thanked Vinita Nanda and Ashoke Pandit for setting up a corpus fund to help her tide over the medical crisis till she could work again.
“I’m still unwell and I have been falling ill frequently. My potassium level shot up on Sunday and I suffered a kind of a cardiac arrest at around 7 am. I got my driver to take me to a nearby hospital where I’m being treated by Dr Gini Dayal and Dr Niranjan Kulkarni. I’m hoping to be discharged today,” added Lajmi. She also informed that she will be returning to action once she is back home as she will be writing a 75000-word memoir, and will be publishing it be September 8 next year, and has also a producer who is willing to turn it into a film. “Sanjeev Narayan who runs a channel in Assam has come forward to make the film. I’m in talks with Prosenjit Chatterjee to play Bhupenda. The body may have grown weak but the mind is strong and the heart is willing. With God’s grace and everyone’s support, I hope to live these dual dreams soon.”