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Actor Manoj Joshi reveals, he lost his eyesight due to a stroke during filming Devdas

Manoj Joshi is a versatile actor in the entertainment world. Throughout his acting career, he suffered and encountered numerous hurdles. In a recent interview, Manoj remembered having a stroke while filming Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2002 film Devdas, which left him bedridden for a year and a half. He also talked about how his wife helped him through his sickness and how he made a miraculous comeback in the film industry.

Manoj Joshi recently stated in an interview with Rajshri Unplugged on YouTube that he had a stroke and spent 1.5 years in bed as a result. Speaking about the stroke, the actor shared, “In 2001, I got ill. I had a stroke and I was on the hospital bed for one-and-a half year. I fell ill during the shooting of Devdas. I was in coma for four days, I lost my eyesight, I couldn’t see anything for 19 days. This is my rebirth. During that time in the hospital my bank balance became zero and my wife took tuitions to support me.”


As a villain in the television programme Kehta Hai Dil, Manoj made a comeback in the entertainment world. He continued, “Then in 2003 I got a chance to act in a TV show called Kehta Hai Dil. I played the role of the main villain on the show. I was suppose to star for only four days in the show but it went on and on and eventually, I became one of the lead actors on the show. Later, I got a slew of films, including Hungama, Hul Chul, and I ended up doing 12 films with filmmaker Priyadarshan.”

Manoj Joshi, meanwhile, was last featured in Dream Girl 2 alongside Ayushmann Khurrana and Ananya Panday. The film recently crossed the $100 million mark. Hulchul, Bhagam Bhag, Phir Hera Pheri, Chup Chup Ke, and Bhool Bhulaiyaa are among the films in which he appeared in the early 2000s.