‘Veergati’ actress Pooja Dadwal beats tuberculosis, thanks Salman Khan


Salman Khan’s co-star Pooja Dadwal in ‘Veergati’ beats tuberculosis and she is thankful to the superstar for all the help that he has offered to her. Pooja headed to Goa after discharged from hospital

After being discharged, Pooja thanked Salman Khan for all his support, “I can’t describe how I am feeling. When I was hospitalised on March 2, I thought I was going to die there - bedridden in a corner of that depressing ward. My family and friends had abandoned me. I gave up all hope after the doctors told me that my lungs were severely affected. Incessant coughing and breathlessness had left me weak. And I saw so many like me, dying all alone – their friends and family, like mine, had deserted them. But then I decided that I don’t want to end up like that. I decided to fight, to not let the disease win. Yes, one of the side-effects of tuberculosis is social rejection but I am really thankful to Salman Khan who lent me the support. From clothes to soaps, diapers, food, medicines, his foundation took care of everything. If I survived the ordeal, it is only because of him,” she said.

“Pooja fought this deadly bacteria only because of her will power. When I first met her in the ward, she told me, ‘I want to walk again, please do something so that I can stand on my feet and walk again’,” Dr Lalit Anande, medical superintendent of the hospital told Mirror.

While in hospital, Pooja shared a video on Youtube requesting the ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ actor for help. She had also mentioned in a previous interview: "My family and friends had abandoned me. I gave up all hope after the doctors told me that my lungs were severely affected. Incessant coughing and breathlessness had left me weak. And I saw so many like me, dying all alone - their friends and family, like mine, had deserted them. But then I decided that I don't want to end up like that. I decided to fight, to not let the disease win."

When Salman Khan was asked about Pooja, he had said, "I just heard about it, and we are trying help our as much as we can. Our team is already on to it and taking care of it. I didn’t know she was going through a difficult phase like this. I think she will be ok". Apart from Salman Khan, Ravi Kishan also helped her.

When Pooja Dadwal was admitted to Mumbai’s Sewri hospital, she weighed 23 kgs and now she recovered and weighed 43 kg.