A day after it was reported that veteran photographer Jagdish Mali was spotted on the streets of suburban Andheri in tattered clothes and an incoherent state, daughter Antara Mali lashed out at rumour-mongers for suggesting that her father has an alcohol problem and is mentally unstable.
Talking to a tabloid, Antara was quoted saying that her father is quite normal and functional except when once in six months or so, he forgets to take his insulin shot and gets disoriented as a result. She added that on the evening that he was spotted on the streets, this was what had happened. She further refuted allegations of abandoning her father and claimed that ever since her parents split when she was a year old, her father had been living on his own, as he preferred it that ways because of his independent spirit. She also added that Jagdish does not have a drinking problem and that he hasn’t touched a drop of alcohol since the past 15 years or so.
Sources claim that a couple of days back, Mink Brar
, a small-time actress had seen Jagdish Mali wandering on the streets of suburban Andheri in a semi-nude condition and covered with dirt. When she recognized him and tried to speak to him, he seemed in a dazed condition and did not respond coherently. Sensing that Jagdish needs help, Mink informed Salman Khan
, who swung in action and sent his people to take the photographer home safely.