Several Indians and Celebrities were on their vacation as the threat of coronavirus spread across the globe. Similarly, Bollywood singer Neeti Mohan’s fun trip to Australia turned scary due to the outbreak.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, the singer, along with her husband Nihar Pandya, and sisters Mukti and Shakti Mohan, had to cut short the vacation and rush back to India before the lockdown.
Recalling her horrifying experience, Mohan talked about her reaction when she heard of Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson being tested positive.
“It was just the onset [of the pandemic], but the numbers suddenly increased. When we heard that actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, who were also in Australia, had contracted coronavirus, it was alarming. They were shooting in the same country, and I got an anxiety attack thinking if someone of that league can get it, we might also get affected. Our parents also called us and asked us to return immediately,” she recalls.
Originally, the singer along with her family was supposed on March 17 they rushed to India on March 12, via Singapore and Dubai.
The experience was “scary again, as these were highly affected areas,” she says. “When we reached the airport to board our flight, it was all deserted. When we landed, there were very few people and we got through the immigration process very quickly, with proper check-ups,” shares the 40-year-old, who is in self-isolation at a farmhouse in Pune, along with the others.
She also claimed that the situation has been emotionally and psychologically taxing for them. She further added that “as we don’t know if it has affected us or not and there’s no cure. “Thankfully, my in-laws, who are doctors, guided us through these tough times.”
After completing 14 days of self-quarantine, she is relieved. The family plans to stay in Pune until April 14, when the nationwide lockdown is scheduled to be lifted.