Saturday, April 1

It felt like what I watched in the movie Twister: Sujan on #CycloneAmphan

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Many have been referring to the current corona virus scare and #CycloneAmphan ravages just like living in a horror movie. The most unfortunate part being that movies come up with virus vaccines in no time and cyclone devastations are managed fast. Bengal is still reeling under the two and the cyclone reminds actor Sujan Mukhopadhyay of the film, Twister, which he watched as a child.

“It was an unbelievable experience. Just like what I watched in Twister. I was all alone at my Kasba residence that day with the power failure right from 5 pm to midnight on May 20. It was my fault that I didn’t check on the newspapers and TV news for the seriousness of Amphan. I was ill-prepared. One of my window panes broke and I somehow managed to cover it with newspaper against the gusts of wind blowing. I only had two candles left at home. Though I know I am more privileged than many, it was scary that night,” he said.

The actor thinks just because he didn’t suffer from five nights of power failure, it might sound like he is empathising with the CESC personnel and KMC workers. “I understand the plight of people who are still sufferring in many areas of south Kolkata. Over 100 hours without electricity is tough but we don’t have enough infrastructure. I think everyone is trying hard. Help from the Centre was definitely needed. Some may accuse why didn’t it come earlier. I would say there was the danger of electrocution,” he said.

For the actor, his day started perfectly normal on May 20 as we were least aware of the expected damage from the cyclone. “It was my close friend, director Shiboprosad Mukherjee’s birthday, and also recorded a song to wish him in the afternoon. I did my theatre work and transferred a file on WeTransfer. Till then, the net was also working fine. Now it has gone for a toss. But I was pleased to see a huge flowering tree in front of our building was intact the morning after,” he shared.


Source: Times of India

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