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Actor Raj Kiran found in mental asylum in US

CNN-IBN
Jun 01, 2011 at 10:10pm IST

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Mumbai: Actor Raj Kiran, who had been missing for years, was located in a mental asylum in the US. Raj Kiran’s family has reportedly not been in touch with him for the last 10 years.

Kiran is known for his films like 'Karz' and 'Arth'. On a recent trip to the US, actor Rishi Kapoor found about his whereabouts through his brother Govind Mehtani.

About a month back, actor Deepti Naval had tried to locate Raj Kiran on Facebook, saying he had been last seen driving a cab in New York. Reports say that he has been suffering from acute depression.

CNN-IBN spoke to Mahesh Bhatt who directed Raj Kiran in much acclaimed film ‘Arth’.

“This was not a bolt from the blue for me. I had expected this to happen. These breakdowns occur. The same thing happened with Parveen Babi and then eventually she died a tragic death,” said Mahesh Bhatt.

Mahesh Bhatt said that he last saw Kiran in an ashram in India where he was being treated. He was suffering from mental affliction.

Raj Kiran's friends from the industry are now planning to get in touch with him and bring him back to the place he belongs, the movies.

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