It was Manav’s wife, actress Shweta Kawatra, who urged him to take swift action. “When Shweta kept asking me to check with our doctor whether I needed to get a CT scan done, I thought she was panicking unnecessarily. It was later that I realised how crucial time is to fight the virus,” he says.
The actor is glad he got himself admitted to a hospital in time. He shares, “I could get the right care at the right time. Had I been at home, things would probably have been worse. I was in the hospital for 10 days.”
Sharing what this experience has taught him, Manav says, “I have learnt that in such a situation we shouldn’t panic and keep in touch with a physician after testing positive.” The actor received a warm welcome when he returned home. “After coming home, I appreciated the small things in life that we take for granted, like holding my daughter’s hands, hugging her, breathing fresh air, and so on. The hug that I got from my daughter after I returned home was priceless,” he signs off.