Chhalawa and Karachi Se Lahore director Wajahat Rauf has revealed that he had COVID-19 for 31 days.
In an Instagram post, Rauf said “Corona fell in love with me for 31 days and just wouldn’t let go. It was probably the longest one-sided affair I’ve had in my life. But she didn’t love me all the way hence I had mild symptoms only.”
The director said that he isolated himself for the whole time and “didn’t tell anyone as haven’t met anyone in 45 days and didn’t want the attention for the wrong reasons. But I’m cool with seeking attention now.”
Rauf also thanked those who helped him in this testing time, namely his wife Shazia Wajahat and their sons.
“A big thank you to Shazia Wajahat for taking such good care of me, my sons for keeping me entertained from a distance and immediate family for their prayers.”
Summing up his experience, Rauf said: “The only real advice I can give you is, don’t panic! I know it sounds a lot worse when the PM says it.”
When a follower asked him what remedies he followed to recover, Rauf shared that he took cinammon, laung, doodh haldi and all necessary vitamins.
Besides Rauf, Vasay Chaudhry and Nida Yasir, who had also tested positive for the virus, have also recovered from the illness.
Rauf had been shooting his upcoming film Parde Main Rehnay Do with Ali Rehman Khan and Hania Aamir when the coronavirus situation in Pakistan took a turn for the worse and a lockdown was imposed in the country. Consequently, the shooting of the film was postponed.