India, May 9 -- H

aving battled Covid-19 himself last year, Aftab Shivdasani can relate to the present situation in the country and the suffering of thousands of people. "It's heartbreaking and pathetic at the same time," says the actor, adding, "I battled the infection in September last year. I'm not sure if this one is a more severe strain, but the battle remains the same. People dropped their guards and assumed that the pandemic was over. As a result, we are seeing this surge."

The 42-year-old, who's currently in London, UK, with his wife, Nin Dusanjh, and eight-month-old daughter Nevaeh, says they are waiting to get vaccinated. He hopes the situation will get better once everyone is vaccinated, but is quick to acknowledge that it's go...