New Delhi: 'Simran' writer Apurva Asrani was all over the headlines last year for his alleged feud with actress Kangana Ranaut over credit rights. The National Award winning filmmaker, editor and writer recently opened up about his health condition.
Apurva took to Facebook and wrote a long heartfelt post where he disclosed about his ill health. He revealed that he some two months back he woke up to a nightmare to suffering from what is known as the Bell's Palsy.
Here's an excerpt from this post:
Almost two months ago, I woke up with the right side of my pace completely paralysed. Fearing a stroke, I was rushed to the hospital, and after an MRI ruled that out, my condition was diagnosed as Bells Palsy—where the facial nerve is inflamed, causing loss of muscle movement.
What causes this is still a mystery, but they gather that it could be a viral infection. Stress is a major factor and god knows I had more than my share of that in 2017.
This condition is reversible, but it could take weeks, months or even years in some cases. Mine was accompanied by severe vertigo, and I couldn’t stand without falling over.
After taking antivirals, steroids and doing weeks of physiotherapy and acupuncture, there was still no thaw. One senior neurologist told me to be prepared that if there was nerve damage, I might never recover from this.
Fortunately, after a harrowing month, the face finally began to thaw. Every day there is a little progress, tiny little twitches that promise to grow into something more significant tomorrow. And I wait patiently.
READ his full Facebook post here:
Apurva is best known for editing path-breaking films such as Satya, Shahid and CityLights. He is also the story, screenplay and dialogue writer of the acclaimed drama Aligarh.
Here's wishing him a speedy recovery!