BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: This is the time to be united, while we stay in our own houses, says Banoo Main Teri Dulhann actor Sharad Malhotra. The actor, who is currently staying with his wife Ripci in Mumbai, says that it’s important for us to understand the gravity of the situation we are in today. The couple tied the knot last year on April 20 in Mumbai.
“Never have I seen or heard of a crisis of this magnitude. I am urging and requesting all my fans and every individual to please stay at home and not to step out unless really needed. Together we can and we shall make a difference. I’m sure post this pandemic, the world will stop taking Earth for granted and we will value every relationship,” he says.
The actor is making sure to follow the orders of the government and step out only when necessary. “As strictly instructed by the government, only one person per family is permitted to step out of the house and do the groceries. I myself, have been doing the rounds of the convenient stores and taking utmost precautions before stepping out of the house like wearing the masks and hand gloves. They are mandatory before we step out,” says the Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki actor.
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Sharad is also worried that Andheri and Juhu have become hotspots for COVID-19. “We are being strictly told by the residential committees and the local cops, too, that only if very urgent we should venture out. All home deliveries have been stopped, for the time being, be it your favorite food from a local restaurant or calling for basic household stuff from departmental stores too. I somehow manage to take my pet down for a quick walk but that too only inside the premises with full precautions,” he says.
The couple is celebrating their first marriage anniversary today. And though they are in quarantine and this might not be the best way to celebrate the anniversary, at least, they are getting to spend a lot of time together. “They say marriage is a union of not just the husband and wife but two families as well. My hometown is Kolkata and Ripci’s is in Punjab so it was physically impossible for us to be at both places with both sets of parents around the same time during the lockdown. Also, I have a pet dog here in Mumbai and leaving him all alone was out of the question. But we are constantly in touch with both our parents and thanks to the technology we get to see them and talk to them anytime of the day,” he says.
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