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Aftab Shivdasani on his Covid-19 expertise: When the result came optimistic, for the first few minutes I was disoriented, didn’t know how to react


Aftab Shivdasani had completed capturing for his debut net collection and was making ready to journey to London to be with spouse and daughter when the sudden occurred. The actor received fever and began feeling weak. Later when he developed dry cough, Shivdasani determined to get himself examined for Covid-19 and the result came optimistic. He took to social media on September 11 to announce his analysis.

“I was not prepared for this and was looking forward to be with my family. My shooting for Poison 2 was over and I was making all the preparations to fly to London,” says Shivdasani, including that it took him time to come to phrases that he has been contaminated by the virus.

“Initially when I got the result I was shocked. For the first few minutes I was disoriented because obviously I didn’t know how to react. There were a thousand thoughts in my head. My entire schedule was going to go for a toss. We hear, speak and read about but until it happens to you it’s still news. There are so many theories going around Covid about how fast it’s spreading, the mortality rate, the medication… The fact that the whole world is unclear about this is a little bit worrying. Slowly I composed myself and decided to deal with it,” he shares.


As advised by the physician, he was in house isolation and each five-six days received his blood check and chest scan executed. He received examined thrice in complete.

“After the first two weeks I tested the second time and it came out positive. I got the result of my third test on Monday and thankfully it came negative. With my family and well wisher’s good wishes and by God’s grace I recuperated well,” he provides.

Shivdasani shares even after the virus is useless in your system, it stills “pops up as positive” in the report at occasions.

“This means the infection is not active but it’s there… In my case after the first five days I had no symptoms at all. So, I was asymptomatic for about 16 odd days,” he provides.


Reacting to the stigmas connected to the an infection, Shivdasani, 42, says, “People are very scared and rightfully so. It is something invisible. I myself don’t know how I got it. At least if we knew what to take prevention from, things would have been easier. This is a different kind of virus and we can only deal with it if our immunity levels are high. I would suggest everyone to take vitamin C and zinc to boost their immunity, then you’ve 90% chance of fighting this. Don’t stress and cooperate with the authority,” he urges.

Ask if he’s prepared to get again to work and the actor is fast to add, “I’m a fighter and I’ll always be one. I’m reading scripts and there are two films, a thriller and a horror that I’m in talks for. We’ll start shooting after a month. Before that I’m planning to visit my family and waiting for the doctor to give me a go ahead. Can’t wait to see my daughter,” he ends.

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