ANINDITA ACHARYA, Kolkata: When Ankush and his girlfriend Oindrila Sen were making plans to travel to Paris and Switzerland three months back, little did they know that the novel coronavirus outbreak would cause such a global panic. And now, as their journey date approaches, i.e. March 14, they have decided to cancel their long-awaited holiday plans. Ankush and Oindrila were supposed to return to India on April 2.
Till a few days ago, they were planning to go to Paris and Switzerland with 300 pieces of disposable gloves, sanitizers and of course masks, but now with Italy under complete lockdown and France reporting nearly 1,784 coronavirus cases with 33 deaths, the lovebirds are planning to cancel their trip.
Yes, it will pinch their pocket hard, given the bookings have been done long back, but that is the advise which have come from their family and friends too. “When we made the plans for the trip, Italy was also included. But now, Italy is under lockdown. Also, one of our friends who had recently been to his honeymoon to France had to cut short his holiday and comeback. Though Disneyland Paris is also open to the public, but you don’t know what can happen any moment. The government can take any step any moment. So, what if France announces lockdown after we reach there, then it can be a real problem. Also, when people travel, they like to have an open mind… rather than always think about being infected by coronavirus,” said the Bibaho Obhijaan actor.
Their close friend actor Vikram Chatterjee also sounded worried about their foreign tour. “Yes, Ankush and Oindrila had been planning for their trip for a long time. Though they had taken all kinds of precaution, yet we are all anxious about them. Coronavirus has spread its tentacles across 100 countries now,” he said.
Of course, the cancellation of plan has made the lovebirds upset. But Ankush said health is more important, and once the coronavirus scare is over, they will again make some travel plans. “We are trying to cancel our trips to various theme parks too. If we can cancel in advance, we will be able to save some money. However, at this moment, health is the only priority. The Indian government is also keeping a close watch on the coronavirus issue. The Union Health Ministry has issued travel advisory for Indians intending to travel abroad. So, it is extremely risky,” said the Bolo Dugga Maiki actor.
French President Emmanuel Macron had warned on Tuesday that France was “only at the beginning” of the coronavirus outbreak. In fact, France is the second-worst-affected country in Europe after Italy, which has put the entire country under quarantine. The European country of 60 million people shares its land borders with France. Madonna has reportedly cancelled two concerts in Le Grand Rex in Paris due to coronavirus scare.
Ankush has just returned from Darjeeling after shooting with Subhashree for Baba Yadav’s horror-comedy Bengali film. In the yet-untitled-film, Ankush will be seen playing a character who can see spirits. Up next, he will be seen in the much-anticipated Raja Chanda’s film Magic. And no, he isn’t learning magic tricks for the film. “This kind of a concept hasn’t been tried before in Bengali cinema. I am sure, the audiences will love the film,” said Ankush.
One who believes in magic never looses hope..they just wait for one miracle..herez the surprise for u all.. My next with @Rajachanda .. something never experienced before .. #Magic #september2020 .. need ur #support #feedback #blessings #love pic.twitter.com/DyLdFDZEl3
— ANKUSH (@AnkushLoveUAll) February 14, 2020