"I had Covid-19 but 2020 taught me to value health and life."
The year 2020 was a sweet and sour ride for Bollywood actor Aftab Shivdasani.
This was the year he became the proud father of a beautiful baby girl, and it was also the year when he battled Covid-19.
The actor last featured in ZEE5 Original’s crime thriller Poison 2, which received critical acclaim in India.
Despite all that has gone on throughout the year, Aftab attests that 2020 was a wonderful learning experience “as it taught us all a lot”.
In a recent interview, the Kya Kool Hain Hum actor shared:
“For me, personally, the year was eventful as my wife and I became parents.
“And, yes, I had Covid-19 but 2020 taught me to value health and life. Now, the vaccine is out, but it is still early days.
“Moreover, my body is still producing antibodies, so I am relatively safe.”
Speaking on his upcoming work endeavours, Aftab shared:
“I am looking at a few films and web shows next. A lot of things are going to get better in 2021.
“This year taught us to value one’s work and freedom which we were denied.
“I shot in between the pandemic and that was an experience too.
“There aren’t a lot of shoots happening as people are taking it slow. It is still early days.
“Though the precautions are being taken at shoot, there are cases of people testing positive every few days and not just actors but technicians, sportsmen, politicians etc.
“We are not out of the woods yet. The pandemic is still on. Covid-19 is dangerous as many people have suffered a lot due to it.
“In the industry, there is a certain amount of scepticism but people also realise that this is our livelihood and we have to work.”
“They are going about with certain precaution protocols in place.”
The actor and his wife, Nin Dusanj were blessed with a daughter in August 2020.
Aftab Shivdasani commemorated the occasion with an Instagram post, saying:
The actor is spending Christmas in London with his wife and newborn daughter.
Speaking of his plans for the festive season, Aftab said:
“London has gone into a lockdown but gyms, malls and retail shops are open and we can’t sit and eat in restaurants but can have takeaways.
“What is lovely is that during the festive season, everything is lit up and even though it’s cold people are outside.
“We are wearing masks and enjoying ourselves.”