Swara Bhasker drives 1400 km from Mumbai to Delhi amid lockdown to meet her injured mother


Actress Swara Bhasker travelled to Delhi from Mumbai after taking special permission when she got to know that her mother has suffered a fracture. Swara had to travel for 1800kms from Mumbai to Delhi by road amid the ongoing lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"I was very concerned when I learnt about my mother's fall and the fracture to the right arm. My first impulse was to rush to Delhi....to look after my mom...but that was not possible due to the lockdown," Swara said. 

Swara Bhaskar's mom, Ira Bhasker, is a professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. She fell down and fractured her shoulder last week.

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"So as soon as the process opened up, I applied for permission and travelled by road from Mumbai to Delhi. It was a very long journey, two days by road with an overnight halt. I had a safe journey albeit long and I'm very grateful to have been allowed to travel and to now be here with my mom.. if only to help her comb her hair and change clothes! I've gone through the necessary self isolation and home quarantine protocols," she added.

Before Swara, Bollywood actor Nawazuddin had travelled by road to his village in UP after his 71-years-old mother suffered two anxiety attacks. The actor and his family members were tested coronavirus-negative after reaching their village. However, They were asked to home quarantine for 14 days.

(Source: Inputs from IANS)