Sharad Malhotra talks about his experience about travelling amid covid-19 to his family. He say – “I had gone there on Bhai dooj in November and on my mom’s birthday in December. They’ve been quite worried about Ripci (Sharad’s wife) and me, and have been wanting to be with us. We’ve not met them for months because of this pandemic, so they’ve been missing us a lot. Especially my mom was quite worried because I’m shooting every day and had contracted the virus too”.
Sharad Malhotra continues and says – “But we couldn’t do anything in 2020. My mom would often get emotional during our calls. The pandemic has taught us a lot, especially the realization to stay close to family. I plan to bring my parents to Mumbai the moment it gets safer for them to travel”.
He elaborates and says – “I had to be very careful because I was going home and my parents are aged. While some people are following rules, many are still taking things lightly. At the airport, I saw many people not maintaining social distancing. It’s sad that even after so many lives have been lost, this pandemic couldn’t drill in some sense into these people”.
Sharad Malhotra urges everyone to be responsible and says – “We’ve to step out, we can’t stop working and need to rebuild our economy, but that doesn’t mean we’d be careless. The virus is there, and we still don’t have the vaccine. So, we need to act sensibly”.