While it seemed that Jasmin Bhasin had extended her stay in beau Aly Goni’s hometown, Jammu, and was spending some more quality time with him, the couple was actually in home isolation after they tested positive for COVID -19. Jasmin says, “We tested positive a few days apart. That’s also the reason why I had to extend my stay in Jammu. We tried to stay happy, eat healthy, and didn’t let the negativity creep in. That’s how we dealt with it. Within a week, we tested negative. But yes, the virus makes you weak, and recovering from it is another process altogether.”
Aly’s family members, too, were infected by the virus. “All of us were in home isolation and fought the virus with the right attitude that this too shall pass,” he says.
The phase was even more difficult for the actress, as her mother, too, tested positive around the same time. Miles apart from each other, all Jasmin hoped for was a speedy recovery for her mother, who was in her hometown, Kota. She shares, “I felt so helpless, as both of us were far from each other. One day, I felt angry because my mother couldn’t find a hospital bed and posted about it on social media hoping to get some leads. Some people messaged me that I was a selfish child for being away from my mom at this time. I couldn’t tell them to not judge me, as even if I wanted to, I couldn’t be with her.”
Aly feels the pandemic has further strengthened his strong bond with Jasmin. He says, “My bond with Jasmin was and is strong. We are caring towards each other and that is the basic premise of any relationship. I am a sensitive person and have always valued relationships. But I would admit that COVID-19 has taught me to value them even more. What matters at the end of the day is your family and loved ones.” (TNN)