The extreme Cyclone Tauktae might need handed on, nevertheless it has left behind a path of destruction and disruptions. Actor Ronit Bose Roy, who’s presently in Goa together with his household, skilled the aftermath of the storm, with no electrical energy and water provide for 5 days.
“Our house is right next to the coast. The intensity of the cyclone was quite bad. There are a lot of houses on the other side of the hill, nothing happened on that side. But we had to go through a lot because all the power supply poles fell down,” reveals Roy, including that they misplaced the web connectivity, too.
Such was the depth of the devastation, that even after over 5 days of the storm, the fundamental companies are but to be restored correctly.
“Since it was a powerful storm, many trees fell. And when the trees fall, they fall on the power lines. There was also a water shortage. Aur idhar paani ki supply waise hi erratic hai, and we usually call a tanker. But since there was no electricity, tanker wala bhi pani kaise leke aayega. The first four or five days were quite bad,” Roy, 55, explains, including, “Bas abhi dheere dheere restore hona shuru hua hai sab kuch.”
Dubbing his cyclonic expertise as “scary”, the actor says it was “extremely powerful”. However, he’s fast so as to add that “one has gotten used to dealing with all this”, referring to the pandemic that launched uncertainties in everybody’s life.
Narrating the scariest second, he shares, “At least four or five trees on my property fell. We have a huge mango tree right next to our house, and we were just fearing that it would fall, and praying for that not to happen. Or else, it would have taken the whole house down. Luckily, it didn’t go down.”
Despite all of the uncertainties, Roy is attempting to unfold positivity by way of his movies on social media. The actor feels one has two choices — both to get by way of it with a smile, or sulk over it.
“Aur mere dukhi hone se virus toh chala nahi jayega, aur dukh toh waise bhi hain. Everybody has someone close dealing with Covid-19, last time it wasnt like this. So, I think it’s good to spread positivity, instead of getting flooded by useless advises on forwarded messages,” factors the actor, who is obvious that returning to Mumbai could be a “join decision of the family” and anyway it could solely occur “once the lockdown ends”.
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On the work entrance, Roy is ready for a way of normalcy to seep in earlier than he ventures out.
“I’ve have completed the shoot of my web show, Candy. The post production is left, and I don’t know when the dubbing will start. Rest, I did one while staying at home, but I’m refraining from that,” he confesses.
Asked him why and Roy says, “Abhi ruk jaate hain, aisi bhi kya jaldi? And (about next project), quite a few odd offers are coming my way, so I’m just quietly sitting at home and waiting,” he says, refusing to delve extra.