Bharathi Devi, aunt of actress Anjali, has shocked the media by revealing that the bubbly actress is suffering from a ‘chronic disease’ and that it would endanger her life if she doesn’t take tablets and the prescribed medicines regularly on a daily basis.
In the aftermath of Anjali’s disappearance from a Hyderabad hotel a couple of days back, Devi spoke to press persons after filing a habeas corpus petition with the Chennai police to trace Anjali’s whereabouts.
“I had always taken care of Anjali like a mother would take care of her daughter…I was more like a close friend to her than an aunt. Without sounding arrogant, I can say that I’m responsible for Anjali’s rise an an actress.
“Anjali’s allegations against me have pained my heart to a great extent…Some person (a Tamilian) has polluted Anjali’s heart and I would reveal his name at some time in future. It seems that Anjali wants to lead a life of her own. I have never tortured or exploited her and had only taken great care of her. My only worry is about her well-being and health.
“She (Anjali) suffers from a terrible chronic disease…she has to have medicines and tablets regularly on a daily basis for her survival…the disease is very serious in nature…However, I won’t reveal the name of the disease as it might hamper her career in films. If Anjali comes back, I’d return everything that she has given to me by means of her earnings,” concluded Devi.
Anjali would have to solve problem on her own: Aarya
Aarya, who paired up opposite the ‘missing’ Anjali in the recently released Settai, has opined about Anjali’s disappearance out of the blue. When queried by reporters about Anjali, Arya said that though he has not spoken to her in the past two weeks, he wished her well and added that she would have to solve her problems on her own.
Aarya visited the city police commissioner’s office yesterday to lodge a formal complaint to check whether pirated CD/DVDs of Settai were flooding the market. “Whenever a new film is released, it’s pirated version becomes available immediately on the internet. If the producers remain alert and complain in advance, the police take effective steps in checking the pirated DVD menace. I’m here to lodge a formal complaint,” said Aarya.
Queried about the disturbing news appearing in the press about Anjali, his co-star in Settai, Aarya said “Anjali was my co-star in the film and we did share warm rapport during the film’s shoot. After the film’s shoot was wrapped up, I met her only once or twice during the promotional events. Whatever is the case, I wish her well and my suggestion to her would be to come out of this crisis by making her own efforts.”
Anjali’s Aunt Bharathi Devi has, in the meanwhile, filed a habeas corpus petition with the city police commissioner.