I don’t have the right to com­plain about my prob­lems, says Manoj

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTCITY - Rishabh Suri rishabh.suri@htlive.com

Un­able to re­sist him­self from pen­ning down a few lines about the sit­u­a­tion of mi­grants in our coun­try dur­ing the Covid-19 cri­sis, ac­tor Manoj Ba­j­payee took to In­sta­gram re­cently, to ex­press his thoughts. Ask what prompted him, and he says, “There is noth­ing to ex­plain about the sit­u­a­tion of mi­grants. But I know that each and ev­ery­one is quite trou­bled by the vi­su­als they see on so­cial me­dia. That’s a thought that came to my mind. so I tried to ex­plain what I am think­ing.”

In fact, Ba­j­payee, 51, says that his prob­lems seem mea­gre in front of the hur­dles that the mi­grant work­ers are fac­ing. He adds, “When I see vi­su­als of mi­grants on the road, with lit­tle chil­dren and women, I feel I don’t have the right to crib, I feel small talk­ing about my lock­down prob­lems.”

Stuck in Ut­tarak­hand for more than two months now, Ba­j­payee, along with his wife, Neha, and daugh­ter Ava, were able to go trekking, un­til now, but he ad­mits to hav­ing reached a sat­u­ra­tion point. “Ear­lier, we would trek on nearby moun­tains, but you can’t keep do­ing that for two months. Then, Ava res­cued six pup­pies, so we got busy with find­ing a home for them. They all got adopted, and these are the lit­tle vic­to­ries one can cel­e­brate, dur­ing this lock­down,” he says.

PHOTO: YO­GEN SHAH

Manoj Ba­j­payee

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