Reports that actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has headed to his home town in Budhana for Eid are only partially true. Nawaz has indeed traveled to his native place in Uttar Pradesh. But not to celebrate Eid.
“Abhi iss waqt jab desh corona crisis mein hai, toh kaun celebrate karne ki baat hai (what is there to celebrate when the country is confronting the Corona crisis)? No, I am not in my home town to celebrate Eid. I am here to see my mother who is unwell,” Nawaz informs me.
Due to the recent loss of my younger sister, my mother who is 71yrs old got anxiety attack twice.
We have followed all the guidelines given by the State Government.
We are #HomeQuarantined at our hometown Budhana.
Please #StaySafe #StayHome
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) May 18, 2020
The matriarch is very close to Nawaz’s heart. “Ma kisski jaan se pyari nahin hoti? I of course love my mother more than anyone else in the world. When I got to know she was ill I immediately made arrangements to travel to Budhana. There is no power on earth that could’ve pulled me out of quarantine otherwise.”
Nawaz who was quarantined in Mumbai for almost two months says he has no idea when he will return. “Who knows where this crisis is heading to? I am already separated from my wife and children. At least I’m close to my mother now.”
Nawaz’s wife left for her parents’ home in Jabalpur with their two children before the lockdown started on March 25.