BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Isaaq actor Amyra Dastur is worried for father, and rightly so. Her father, Gulzar Dastur, is a 60-year-old medical director at a private hospital in Mumbai. And doctors, nurses and medical personnel are at the frontline of the battle against the deadly coronavirus.
“I remember when the news broke out, the government sent notices to medical directors to be prepared to combat the virus and start building a separate isolation zone for Covid-19 patients. Since then, my father is at it and has refused to meet me. I live alone and my parents live elsewhere in Mumbai, and we’re only connected through video call. He once told me, ‘If I’ll not do it, who else will? If I’ll not go to work, then why would the nurses and other staff want to come?’” she told Hindustan Times.
The Kung Fu Yoga actor continued, “We’re all vulnerable to this virus and I’m doing my bit by staying at home. I have also donated Rs. 30,000 to an organisation that’s helping people in need. But as compared to my dad, I’m doing nothing,” she says.
The 26-year-old also posted a beautiful message about protecting our elders who would do anything to protect us.
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I read somewhere that if the roles were reversed and young people were more likely to catch this disease and die, our parents and grandparents would go to the ends of this earth and do absolutely anything to protect us. Even if it put their lives at risk. That really hit me. Everyone, it’s our turn to show them our unconditional love and it’s our turn to protect them as they have protected us! . #socialdistancing #coronapandemic #iwillstayhomeforyou #lockdown #covid_19 #stayhomestaysafe #inthistogether ♥️🙏🏻