Not many may know character actor Shrivallabh Vyas by his name, but his is a face that one just couldn't have missed in films like Lagaan, Shool, Dil Bole Hadippa etc… While on screen, Vyas may have come across as someone who is very happy with life; the irony is that off screen, it's just the antithesis.
Meanwhile, Vyas' wife Shobha is very upset with the kind of 'help' that CINTAA (Cine & T.V. Artistes Association) had offered to them. She said that when she applied for help, Arun Bali of CINTAA offered a mere Rs 10,000. While she did admit to be facing financially challenged times, the self respecting woman that she is, politely declined the amount as she saw no point in being obligated to anybody for that meager amount. When asked, Gajendra Chauhan (VP- CINTAA) said that they will do the needful after reviewing Vyas' case through the trust that had been set up by the legendary Dilip Kumar alongwith the (late) Sunil Dutt and Mithun Chakraborty for the needy artists. He added that, even though on March 16, 2009, the association had sanctioned Rs 50,000 for Vyas, but they are waiting for the family to submit the necessary documents in order to receive the cheque.
Bollywood Hungama prays for the speedy recovery of Shrivallabh Vyas.