Just at the start of this year, we reported about the unfortunate living condition of 90s favorite drama Ainak Wala Jinn character Bil Batori, which played by Nusrat Ara Begum. Yesterday, another such report about another character of the same play, Zakoota Jinn was reported from Lahore. The character was played by Matloob ur Rehman.
According to a report by Express Tribune, Zakoota – who is also known as Munna Lahori in stage show circles in Lahore – is in dire straits these days due to lack of work and deteriorating health. The actor has been paralysed since 2012 and is also diabetic.
Earlier, he received financial assistance from the government of Punjab but the actor is again looking for some help. “My health is getting worse and I need to take some rest,” quoted the report. “But I have to look after my family too. I have no choice but to continue working and that’s why, I perform at the Alhamrah Hall every Sunday even though I should probably not,” it added.
Zakoota’s family is also concerned about his wellbeing. “The little income that my husband earns goes towards his expensive medication. Our children are also of school-going ages. Therefore, I request the government to please help us out,” requested his wife. “Matloob’s health is not improving but if he stops working, we will have nothing to rely on,” she added.
Last year, Shehzad Qaiser, the lead character of Ainak Wala Jinn named Nastoor Jin himself was found living in disheartening situation with his son and looking for some work.