Television actor Jaya Bhattacharya, is a well known face on television. She is admired for her role as the villain Payal Mehra in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. She has also acted in films such as Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Devdas (2002) and Sirf Tum (1999), among others. A popular face in the entertainment industry for over two decades, she has been on many memorable shows like Kasamh Se, Pal Chhin, Kesar, Hatim to name a few. Jaya was last seen in Colors TV show ‘Thapki Pyar Ki’.
If some media reports are to be believed, Jaya is in big financial crisis. It is reported that she has no work or TV shows and is almost bankrupted. Everything was going well for the actor, but her ordeal started when her mother got suddenly ill. Reports suggest that Jaya’s mother, 79 is being monitored for an irregular ECG and is in the ICU currently.
She requires funds to the tune of Rs 10 lakh and has asked financial help from close friends and producers.
In an interview, she said:
“My mother has been admitted from 26 November. I am in a deep fix as all my finances are down the drain. Due to a renovation contract for my house, I am currently put up at my rakhi brother’s place. Though there is a lot of liberty in taking decisions and doing things, I don’t have anybody whom I can depend on or whose shoulder I can cry on. I am a strong woman and I have never given up. I will never. But I am in a terrible fix and badly in need of work.”
She added that with rising medical costs, she is feeling the pinch. However, she is also angry with the fact that media is portraying her as “pleading” for work in order to earn some money. She says she’ll face the biggest challenges of life with confidence and all she needs is good work.
She also advises people to go for medical insurance as medical emergencies can blow out of proportion and become uncontrollable.