Shekhar Kapoor the renowned filmmaker has revealed in an online interview that he is stranded in a remote place in this lockdown. The place, he says, has very little connectivity and he is facing various problems spending his days there.
The Indians government imposed a nationwide lockdown on 24th March that has been extended till May 3. Now, with the lockdown situation, people are asked to stay wherever they are.
He further said in the interview that the internet services at his current location are not good and he has to resort to his phone for any news. He describes his situation to be painful and unfortunate. However, he also expresses gratitude for having a roof over his head and having good food to eat. In comparison to that, he says, his countrymen are facing lots of problems daily.
Shekhar has been quite active on social media with the alone time he has with himself. And from the pictures he has been posting, it seems that he is somewhere in the mountains.
However, what he fears most is the unavailability of proper medical facilities nearby. Commenting on this he said, “What if I fall sick? I am a 12-hour drive from serious medical help, that’s if I can even find someone to drive me. It’s a sobering thought. But what do I do? Where do I go? If I had to move, there is absolutely nowhere I could go.”
Besides photos, he has also been expressing his views on the present social scenario. He considers that we should stop playing the blame game and start working collectively to fight the virus before it’s too late. Whereas in a few of his posts he is seen hopeful of a new and better tomorrow with humble beginnings. In one such post, he tweeted, “A new dawn. That’s what this world needs. A new dawn that comes with greater compassion, greater equality, and more solidarity. More humility and generosity. It took a virus that could kill us all to think about ourselves. #Covid_19.”