BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Miss Universe 2000 winner Lara Dutta celebrated her birthday on Thursday, promising a party to her daughter amidst the lockdown which prevents normal celebrations. But this celebration comes with a reality check and a sense of loss.
The Partner actor lost a family friend to coronavirus who was based in USA. “We lost a friend of ours in mid-March to Covid-19. He was somebody who had absolutely no health issues, so it wasn’t one of those stories where you think that coronavirus only attacks old people, or anything like that,” said Lara to Hindustan Times.
This made her look at life through the lens of the present. “From the time that we last saw our friend, he was literally gone in 17 days; and if nothing else, it made me realise that I’m refusing to put my life on hold, waiting for this to pass and then deciding to pick it up and live it. You have no guarantees in life! We are all healthy today, praise God. However, you don’t know what tomorrow holds. I don’t know what the situation will be three or five weeks or a month from now, when this lockdown is lifted. So, life really is ‘right now’ and you must make the best of it, which means laughing, loving and having a great time,” she said, reports the publication.