"It’s painful to see so much suffering"
Disha Patani expressed her sadness over India’s ongoing Covid-19 crisis, saying it is “painful” to see.
The second wave has seen hundreds of thousands of people contract the virus each day, while social media platforms are filled with pleas for medical help.
Celebrities like Priyanka Chopra are making efforts to help those in need.
Disha Patani has now said this is the time when everyone needs to stay safe and help each other.
She said: “It has been a tough time for everyone, more so for those who have been struggling with basic necessities.
“It’s painful to see so much suffering all around, but what we can do to make it less difficult is take precautions, mask up, get vaccinated and extend help to all those in need.”
Like everyone, Disha hopes for normality to return soon and adds:
“We all are in this together and I pray for everyone’s safety and well being.
“I hope we and our country comes out of this crisis as soon as possible.”
Due to India’s second wave, film shoots have come to a halt once again.
However, Disha has looked at the positives in the form of her upcoming film Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai.
The film is set to release in theatres. It will also release on multiple streaming platforms.
She explained: “The multi-platform release was our best option given the existing situation at hand.
“Theatre owners had appealed to Salman (Khan) sir to get them out of this slump by releasing Radhe in theatres.
“So, along with releasing in parts where theatres aren’t shut, the audiences can watch the film at the comfort of their home too.
“I feel glad that we’re able to entertain the audience in such tough times.”
Radhe marks Disha Patani’s second collaboration with Salman after Bharat. She said:
“He’s a great human being and always makes everyone comfortable.
“He’s so inspiring and I’m very grateful that I got the opportunity to work with such a superstar of the country once again.”
Disha’s song from Radhe, ‘Seeti Maar’, has already become popular and she is happy that it received a lot of love.
“It was pretty difficult prepping for the song because it was the first time I was working with Prabhu Deva sir (also the director of Radhe).
“But he was very patient with me. It was a different choreography but it was so much fun.”
Disha admitted that she gets “very happy” whenever she gets to dance onscreen.
She added: “My character in a film matters the most but if I get a good song in the film, then it does make me very happy because I love dancing.”
As well as Radhe, Disha also has the likes of KTina and Ek Villain Returns lined up.