Aamir Khan’s co-star from ‘Lagaan’, Parveena seeks help during desperate times – Times of India

The actress who portrayed the character of Kesariya in ‘Lagaan’ is seeking help from her co-star Aamir Khan. Parveena who suffered a brain stroke last year has not been keeping well but is keen to return to work.

Although she is hesitant to seek financial help openly, while speaking to ETimes she said, “My family has always helped and there are few friends who look out for me, as well. All I want now is some financial help till the time my health is not good. I want work as a casting director and would request production houses to give me work.”

Parveena did receive some help last year from Akshay Kumar and CINTAA (Cine and TV Artistes’ Association). This year Sonu Sood helped her out, too. When asked what she expects from her co-star Aamir Khan, she said, “I need to work and plead to him to give me work.” She added, “Aamir bhai doesn’t know about my illness. If he had known, he would have definitely helped me. As we all know that he has helped his co-stars from ‘Lagaan’ including Sri Vallabh Vyas. All I want to tell him is, mujhe apne office mein kaam de do (give me some work in your office please).”

On her decision of wanting to work as a casting director instead of acting she said, “I have had arthritis from 2012 and the condition of my hands has become such that I cannot work as an actor, any more. After my health improved a while ago, I had started working as a casting director. I want to continue with that work and it is imperative that I am employed to be able to take care of myself.”

Parveena has about 17 films to her credit including ‘Kohraam’, ‘Laal Salaam’, ‘Pinjar’, ‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo’ and more. She added, “I have worked with Irrfan Khan in a serial called ‘Darr’ and acted in serials made for Doordarshan, too. I’ve also previously worked in quite a few commercials.”


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