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Life Catches up With Nirupa Roy. Don't Laugh Now, Tweets Rishi Kapoor

Could a destitute mother of three who lost her sons and her sight on the same night be miraculously cured several years later with no medical intervention? If Florida can, so can Bollywood

  | May 09, 2016 14:48 IST (New Delhi)
Nirupa Roy

Nirupa Roy (left) and Rishi Kapoor (right) photographed in Mumbai.

Highlights

  • Nirupa Roy featured in Rishi Kapoor’s Manmohan Desai's Amar Akbar Anthony
  • Don't dismiss Nirupa Roy's story arc in the film, warned Rishi Kapoor.
  • Rishi Kapoor played Akbar in Manmohan Desai's 1977 blockbuster.
For those who might have missed this item in today's news reports, a 70-year-old woman in Florida fell over, hit her head and can now see again after having been blind for 20 years. Not only does this prove that life often scripts a better story than the movies, it also suggests that doubting Thomases not be unwilling to suspend disbelief over apparently illogical plot points offered by mainstream Bollywood. Could a destitute mother of three who lost her sons and her sight on the same night be miraculously cured several years later with no medical intervention? If Florida can, so can Bollywood.
Don't dismiss Nirupa Roy's story arc in Amar Akbar Anthony, warned Rishi Kapoor in a tweet.
 
Perhaps some of the film's other improbabilities might be validated by real life? Mr Kapoor, who played Akbar in Manmohan Desai's 1977 blockbuster, also tweeted:
 
 
Here's to Bollywood's medical miracles. Life, just catch up already.

 
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