Parveena Bano, who played Kesaria in Bollywood's famous film Lagaan, suffered a brain stroke in 2011. Thereafter, Parveena's health issues increased and her savings were also exhausted due to treatment. Parveena said I live at home with my daughter and younger sisters. I was the only woman to earn at home after separation from my husband. I used to earn money by playing a small role.
She further said, "My brother used to take care of her, but he too has cancer." I started my career with Lagaan. In this, the brother of Aamir Khan who was made, Goli was opposite her. The name of my role was Kesaria. 42-year-old Parveena further says I have had arthritis since 2011. There was also a problem of blood pressure, due to which brain stroke came and stroke of paralyzed also came. I am facing the same problem for the last seven-eight years.
She further said, since then my health started deteriorating. So much money was spent on her treatment that she was not accounted for. Since then I am at home without work. My sister used to work as an assistant director. She was running the family somehow, but the lockdown took away her job as well. Now we have no means of earning left here. I reached out to many people for help but did not get any specific response. The people of CINTA have sent ration etc. Rajkamal Ji has also sent ration twice. I am still undergoing treatment today. I get 1800 rupees every week for medicines.