Former Miss Universe and actor Sushmita Sen suffered a massive heart attack earlier this year. She was shooting for Aarya 3 when she had to undergo an angioplasty and had a stent placed in her heart. The actor had taken to social media to inform fans about the same, and also spoke about getting to work soon after.
Now, in an interview, Sushmita shared that she feels ‘lucky’ to be on the other side. She added that the health scare has made her value life more. “It was a phase and it passed. I am very lucky to be on the other side,” she told News18. The Main Hoon Na actor added that it has made her more responsible and she has now learnt to value life more. She said, “It doesn’t make me fearful now, instead I now have a feeling of promise, of something to look forward to. When you get a new lease on life, you respect it and are more careful.”
Apart from Aarya 3, the actor next has Taali in the pipeline. The JioCinema original is based on the life of the transgender activist Shreegauri Sawant. In the same interview, the actor said that Taali is her way of ‘paying an ode to the struggles and triumphs’ of Shreegauri.
The actor said, “It was very empowering. And I am hoping that the honesty with which I have tried to portray the story of Gauri Sawant’s life, that honesty comes through, because it’s a tribute more than a performance, not just to her but to the whole community.”
In March this year, the 47-year-old actor revealed that she had an angioplasty done and has got a stent put in her heart. Sharing a picture with her father, Sushmita wrote on Instagram, “Keep your heart happy & courageous, and it’ll stand by you when you need it the most Shona” 🤗👏❤️ (Wise words by my father @sensubir ) 😍I suffered a heart attack a couple of days back…Angioplasty done…stent in place…and most importantly, my cardiologist reconfirmed ‘I do have a big heart’ 😉😄❤️”
In her post, the Biwi No. 1 actor thanked people who came to her aid in the time of need. “Lots of people to thank for their timely aid & constructive action…will do so in another post! 🤗❤️🙏 This post is just to keep you (my well wishers & loved ones) informed of the good news …that all is well & I am ready for some life again!!! 😇😁🤗❤️🎶💋 I love you guys beyond!!!! #godisgreat #duggadugga 🤗❤️🙏,” Sushmita added.