“We need to keep ourselves safe right now” - Zahid Hasan | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 25, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, March 25, 2020

“We need to keep ourselves safe right now” - Zahid Hasan

Zahid Hasan has been a favourite of audiences for many years. Throughout his career, he has been a part of several television shows, films and commercials. He is also an experienced television director. The National Award-winning actor shares his thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic and the importance of staying at home with The Daily Star in a recent chat.

What were the last projects you worked on?

I was working on a television project, directed by Milan Bhattacharya. Today, I was supposed to start the shooting of a production that I directed. All of my projects have been postponed until further notice.

How does it feel to stay away from your work right now?

Acting is an integral part of my life, but given the current situation, I am staying at home. It feels as though the whole world has come to a stop, but staying indoors is important for our safety right now.  My family members and I are doing our best to stay safe.

How are you spending your time at home?

I am spending my time with my wife, son and daughter. We are spending more time as a family - chatting, watching television and playing board games every day. We are trying to enjoy this time at home and not stress too much.  I am cooking a lot as well.

How would you describe yourself as a cook?

Usually, I used to cook on special occasions, and now as I have a lot of free time, I experimented with beef recently. My wife, Mou, and my kids are also trying out different dishes these days. We are trying to have fun together as a family.

Do you have anything to say to our readers in these troubling times?

First of all, we need to keep ourselves safe right now. I would request people to stay at home as much as possible and go out only when it is absolutely necessary. We should also maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness.

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