It’s been 12 days since Raj Chakrabarty home-quarantined himself after testing positive for COVID-19. Now, the filmmaker is eagerly waiting for Monday to reunite with wife Subhashree Ganguly, who is all set to become the mother of their first child next month. The father-to-be shares his quarantine diaries exclusively with CT. Here’s what he said…
‘Can’t wait for Monday’
After completing 17 days of isolation on Sunday, I will finally be able to meet Mumma (Subhashree) on Monday. Though we have been video calling four-five times a day, we are just counting days to be together. Currently, she is staying with her parents in the same complex.
‘Subhashree is our family’s guardian angel’
Subhashree is the one who takes care of everyone and pampers us too. She is our guardian angel. From making sure I take my medicines and food on time to checking on my father, who is in the hospital – she manages everything. Not just that, she is also counselling my Ma and sister, who are going through a low phase because of me and my father’s health issues. Every year on Ganesh Chaturthi, I have bhog for lunch, and this time too, Subhashree made sure I got that for lunch. A few days ago, I was craving sushi, and she immediately got it delivered to me. At times, I forget to get her flowers on special occasions, but despite the lockdown, she got flowers for me on our anniversary. She is a bundle of energy who keeps everyone at home happy.
‘Watching lots of films & series’
I am spending my quarantine days watching a lot of films, which is an enriching experience for me as a director. I recently completed watching 164 episodes of a Turkish serial.
‘Hopeful about this year’s KIFF’
We all are positive and hopeful that the COVID situation will improve by the time of the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival. We want the festival to be a success like every year. The entire team of KIFF is watching several films as part of our initial preparations. Let’s see how things unfold in the coming months.