While plans took shape instantly, their execution turned out to be quite a task, as second tide of coronavirus has also brought a new wave of travel restrictions, particularly on international routes. Sources say the mother-daughter had to change four flights to finally reach Novosibirsk, Dina’s hometown. Finally, they landed there on Thursday evening.
When contacted Vindu said, “Yes. They are in Russia now. When things got out of control in India, particularly in Mumbai, we got scared. I continue to remain positive and calm but for Dina, who loves to stay close to nature and can’t stay indoors much, it was getting bit difficult. She was getting thoughts from last year. Moreover, she also lost her dad last year. So, I told her to go and relax. And in Russia things are better. They both are very happy to reach there. I might join them in a month or so.”
Vindu is already missing his buddies. “Yes, it’s difficult without them. They are my support, strength, everything. Dina’s mother is also alone there. So, they can look after her now by staying near her,” said Vindu, who made a joint appearance with Dina in dance reality show, Nach Baliye‘s ninth season.
Dina and Amelia first travelled to Delhi from Mumbai and then to Moscow. From Moscow they went to Russia’s cultural capital, St Petersburg. “Amelia wanted to see the place. So they stayed there for some days. And on Thursday afternoon, they took another flight to reach Siberia.”
PRAYING FOR INDIA
Even though Dina went to Russia, she’s praying to God that things get better back in India. “Both of them are worried. But I have told them to just stay focussed and keep praying,” said Vindu. Dina’s business has also suffered but they are not worrying about that. “Last year we paid full salaries to our staff. While Dina is not around, her staff is there to take control,” said Vindu.
‘PEACE IS ESSENTIAL’
Vindu is sad about the war-like situation in Israel and Gaza. “Violence is escalating there. Rockets, weapons na jaane kya kya… I am very upset. I want every nation to stay peacefully. Really, whatever is happening in Israel and Gaza is quite disturbing and disheartening. Resources should be used for humanity and not on war.”