BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: After the team of Bengali film Baazi, starring Jeet, Mimi Chakraborty, Biswanath Basu and Abhishek Chatterjee returned from London to Kolkata on Wednesday due to coronavirus outbreak, it was the turn of Srijit Mukherji’s Kakababur Protyaborton team to come back from South Africa on Thursday.
Early morning, Srijit and Prosenjit Chatterjee landed at Kolkata airport wearing masks from Johannesburg via Dubai. Though the director-actor duo said they faced no fear in South Africa of the deadly COVID-19 while shooting, they will take all the necessary precautions here. They will self isolate themselves for the time especially they have a travel history of a foreign country.
“We faced no problem while shooting. Though we came back earlier from our schedule date, we managed to complete our shooting. I will be in home quarantine for at least 14 days. I will also ask others to be in home isolation for the greater good,” said the superhit filmmaker of Dwitiyo Purush.
Prosenjit said his son, Trishanjit has also returned from London, but he will maintain a distance. He already has established a different set up at home for self isolation. “I will be in self quarantine for at least 10 days. In Johannesburg, the shooting went on smoothly. But in this situation, I think we need to remain in self isolation, especially those who are coming from abroad,” said Prosenjit, numero uno actor of the Bengali film industry.
Jeet, Mimi who had returned from London are in home quarantine for 14 days.
In the meantime, the total number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has risen to 116 on Wednesday.
The Kakababur Protyaborton team had been camping in South Africa for the Durga Puja release since March 1.
In the coronavirus outbreak, Srijit’s wife and Bangladeshi’s actress and development worker Rafiath Rashid Mithila will not be able to cross the border and meet her husband. Same is the case with Srijit. It was social media, which helped Srijit and Mithila to meet and fall in love. And now, we can only imagine how much the wifey misses her hubby through Mithila’s posts.
So, the moment Srijit was back in Kolkata and took to social media to post how he will in home quarantine for 14 days “as India enters the most crucial phase of the outbreak where individual cases spreads to the community,” Mithila responded with love and “And he is back home.”
— Rafiath Rashid Mithila (@rafiath_rashid) March 19, 2020
Srijit, a multiple national award-winning filmmaker, can be seen wearing N95 mask and gloves too, had a word for caution for the countrymen too. “This is the phase from where Italy spiralled into a dystopian horror film where one of the most advanced health care systems in Europe is being forced to choose whom to save. We will have to see this through together, by not being together for sometime.”