Actor Sushmita Sen left her colleagues and fans shocked when she opened up about her health scare earlier this year. During the shoot for ‘Aarya 3’ in Jaipur, the actress suffered a heart attack and she did not reveal it to anyone. In fact, everyone, including her family, was in shock, as revealed by her sister-in-law Charu Asopa. Charu even called her a “fighter” for dealing with it in an effective manner.
In an interview, Charu, who is in an estranged marriage with Sushmita’s brother Rajeev Sen, told ETimes, “She (Sushmita) is a fighter and our entire family is so proud of her. Be it any problem, she fights it out. She is an amazing human being and sometimes I can talk to her and sometimes I can’t but she is always close to my heart. Every time I meet her and she hugs me, it’s a warm hug and it feels so good that I can’t even tell you.”
She added that her 16-month-old daughter Ziana shares many qualities of Sushmita. “Ziana has many of her qualities. Jitni strong mujhe wo lagti hai, mujhe Ziana bhi utni hi strong lagti hai.” (I find Ziana as strong as Sushmita),” Charu said.
Charu also recalled the time when she and her family learnt about Sushmita’s heart attack. “Iske baare mein family mein kisi ko nahi pata tha because I think didi ne kisi ko bataya nahi tha. (No one in the family knew about this because I think she didn’t tell anyone about it). So when it happened, she was in Jaipur and before she could tell anyone, she herself called the doctors. When I got to know this, I called my mother-in-law and asked her about it and she told me that now she (Sushmita) is fine. No one expected it and everyone was shocked,” Charu said.
Coming to Charu and Rajeev’s marriage, it hit the rocks soon after they tied the knot. However, in 2022, the two decided to separate but co-parent their daughter Ziana. “Ziana is our daughter and he (Rajeev) can come and meet her anytime and spend time with her. If he wants, I can send Ziana to him. So, that’s not a problem but what do I say about us being together…,” Charu had said earlier, adding, “I want the child to see us together, being respectful towards each other. I don’t want her to see us in a relationship where either of us is not happy and then it becomes toxic for the child as well.”