The Coronavirus cases have seen a huge rise in India. While the country is currently in lockdown to contain the spread of the virus, the essential services workers are doing their bit to keep the citizens safe. But, in recent times, there have been attacks on the doctors too.
Saif Ali Khan recently spoke during India Today E-Conclave and said, “India is a country of people with all kinds of thinking. There’s medieval thinking – burn the witch kind of thinking – and then there’s scientific thinking. Human decency is a fragile thing, and under pressure, things get worse. Things could be worse, but credit to the people and the government because they are following the lockdown. If people are going to crack and beat up people, it doesn’t surprise me, crazy behaviour doesn’t come as a surprise in India, but I only hope we can largely stay sane.”
It was only recently when migrant workers had gathered at Bandra Terminus in Mumbai as they wanted to head home. This was on April 14 when the first lockdown was supposed to end but it got extended till May 3. As the public gathering is prohibited, this led to huge controversy as cops got involved and did a lathi-charge on them. “There are always haves and have-nots, we have to take care of them, not just in times of Corona, and not like charity. And we do, like those who come to work with us. I spoke to Ness Wadia yesterday, and he has a brilliant initiative planned. PM and CM’s Relief Funds will help many. Everyone who is in a position to give has to give, we have to work together to make sure the unfortunate get the basics,” Saif said in relation to the Bandra crisis.
The actor said that life under lockdown hasn’t changed much for him except for the fact that he gets to spend time with Taimur Ali Khan. “Thoughts are with those less fortunate. As actors, nothing much has changed, we usually spend time alone, by ourselves. The silver lining is having Taimur Ali Khan. There are a 150 things to do. But it’s important to remember that it’s not a holiday, we’re all actively fighting a war. We hope that people can work together to make it better,” he added.
On the work front, Saif Ali Khan will be next starring in Bhoot Police.