Sneha Ullal: My illness kept me away from films for 4 years

The actress is now working on a film titled Ayushman Bhava which has Amala Paul playing the lead role. Sneha will play a dual role in the film which is being directed by Charan Tej.

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Sneha Ullal: My illness kept me away from films for 4 years

Actress Sneha Ullal was last seen in Telugu films in Antha Nee Mayalone alongside Navadeep. She hasn’t acted in any film since then and has been away from the arc lights. The actress is now back with a film in Telugu which is titled Ayushman Bhava. The film stars Amala Paul in the lead role along with Charantej, who is also directing the film.

Speaking to a leading daily, the actress revealed the reasons behind her long hiatus from films. “I was diagnosed with an ‘autoimmune disorder’. It’s a blood-related illness where my own immune system kept me unwell. So my body would become so weak that I would not be able to stand on my feet for more than 30 to 40 minutes and because I kept shooting for films even with this illness, it got worse. Beyond a point, I didn’t have the strength to do what an actress is expected to do — running around, dancing and continuous shooting etc. That’s when I had to stop and start my medication, because, there was no point in doing films and then falling sick every other day,” said Sneha.

Sneha Ullal: My illness kept me away from films for 4 years
Sneha Ullal

Talking about her comeback, Sneha says, “First of all, I would like to clarify that it’s not a ‘comeback’. I think a comeback is when you intentionally leave the industry and try to make a return. But I never left the industry; it’s just that I wasn’t doing films due to severe health issues.”

Sneha also said that she had great support from her friends and family. “Physically I was weak but mentally I was strong all throughout these four years. All my close friends in Mumbai and the South kept boosting my morale at every point. Along with medication I started working on my fitness to gain strength,” added Sneha.

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