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

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Aftab Shivdasani had finished shooting for his debut web series and was preparing to travel to London to be with wife and daughter when the unexpected happened. The actor got fever and started feeling weak. Later when he developed dry cough, Shivdasani decided to get himself tested for Covid-19 and the result came positive. He took to social media on September 11 to announce his diagnosis.

“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, adding that it took him time to come to terms that he has been infected 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 suggested by the doctor, he was in home isolation and every five-six days got his blood test and chest scan done. He got tested thrice in total.

“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 adds.

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

“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 adds.

 

Reacting to the stigmas attached to the 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 is ready to get back to work and the actor is quick 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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Neighbours updates opening titles after Pierce Greyson recast

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Neighbours is updating its opening titles to reflect the Pierce Greyson recast.

Digital Spy can give an exclusive first look at the new sequence in our video at the top of the page.

This week’s episodes in Australia will see Don Hany make his first appearance as Pierce, after signing up to take over from Tim Robards in the role.

Tim’s last episode as Pierce aired on Australian screens on Monday (October 19).

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The tweaked titles see Don’s version of Pierce spending time outside the local café with his wife Chloe (April Rose Pengilly) and son Hendrix (Benny Turland).

This takes the place of a similar shot from the old titles, which saw Tim’s version of Pierce in the same scenario.

Neighbours fans in Australia will see the new titles later this week, while they air on UK screens in November.

The show announced Pierce’s recast in August after Tim had to bow out earlier than planned.

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Due to changing regulations and travel restrictions in Australia amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Tim finished filming four weeks early and chose to fly back to Sydney to be with his wife ahead of the birth of their first child.

Don will be playing Pierce for a few weeks, finishing off the character’s exit storyline.

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 (UK) and 6.30pm on 10 Peach (Australia).


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Anupama Upcoming Story 20th October 2020 : Kavya attempts to ruin Anupama and Vanraj’s wedding

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Today’s episode starts with Anupama starring at Vanraj. Vanraj starts stunned. It was Vanraj’s dream. Leela asks Kavya why she was late. Kavya says she was stuck with something. She adds she wasn’t present but she will take part in further rituals. Kavya asks Vanraj to fill Anupama’s hairline with sindoor. Vanraj stands confused and follows her order. Kavya next asks Vanraj to tie mangalsutra in Anupama’s neck.

Today’s episode starts with Anupama starring at Vanraj. Vanraj starts stunned. It was Vanraj’s dream. Leela asks Kavya why she was late. Kavya says she was stuck with something. She adds she wasn’t present but she will take part in further rituals. Kavya asks Vanraj to fill Anupama’s hairline with sindoor. Vanraj stands confused and follows her order. Kavya next asks Vanraj to tie mangalsutra in Anupama’s neck.

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Here, Paritosh, Nandini and Sanjay alert Kavya to stay away from Anupama and Vanraj. Kavya says wedding is incomplete without bride crying and her vidai. Leela and others agree. Vanraj thinks why Kavya is behaving weird. Kavya performs a dance on ‘ye galiayn ye chaubara’ song. Anupmaa and others join her.

Later, Anupama’s mother cries. Anupama goes to console her. There, Vanraj apologize to Kavya. Kavya asks Vanraj not to say sorry. Other side, Anupama’s mother says to Anupama she has bear a lot at Shah’s house. Anupma says no and explains Vanraj gave her much happiness. Ahead, Hasmukh and Leela plan for Vanraj and Anupama’s ‘griah pravesh’. Kavya stands at Anupama’s side. Hamukh asks why she us standing at brides side. Kavya says half function she has performed from groom’s side now half she will perform from bride side.

Kavya stands behind Anupama and Vanraj. She loses the tie of Anupama and Vanraj and smirks. Anupama prays to God and says she again stepping inside the house so bless her. She enters the house. Kavya stops Vanraj. Everyone stands shocked seeing Anupama and Vanraj gathbandhan has been loosen. Anupama gets shocked. Kavya says to Vanraj he can only tie the gathbandhan with her. Vanraj stands shocked too. (Episode ends)

Precap: Anupama spots Vanraj with Kavya.

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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai 21st October 2020 Written Update: Kaira pacifies Kairav

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