Bollywood actor Rahul Roy has been discharged from a private hospital in Mumbai, after being treated there for over 45 days following a brain stroke.
Rahul had to be airlifted to Mumbai after he suffered from aphasia -- a condition that robs a person of the ability to communicate -- post the brain stroke in November while shooting for his upcoming film in the hill town of Kargil in the Himalayan region of Kashmir.The 52-year-old actor was discharged from Mumbai’s Wockhardt Hospital on Wednesday evening, a doctor said.
“He is delighted to be back home. His physio and speech therapy will continue. It will take some time but he should be fine in 6-7 months," his brother-in-law Romeer Sen told the local media in Mumbai.
Kashmir has been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan for over six decades. And in Kargil, India and Pakistan fought a major war in 1999, after Islamabad sent its Army to occupy military posts the Indian troops had vacated in the months of snow.
However, the digital film, 'LAC - Live The Battle', which Rahul was shooting for in Kargil, is based on India-China skirmishes in the Galwan Valley. LAC or Line of Actual Control is a notional demarcation line separating Indian territory from Chinese's in the border dispute.
“Kargil had extreme weather conditions and they had gone up to -12°C and -13°C, so it was just a matter of time when someone would have succumbed to the cold, and I think that’s exactly what happened with Rahul," the film’s producer Nivedita Basu then told the media.
Roy began his acting career with the 1990 blockbuster Aashiqui. He subsequently acted in many romantic hits like Sapne Sajan Ke, Junoon and Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee. In 2006, he won the first season of the TV reality show Big Boss, based on Dutch Big Brother format.