National Award-winning actor Riddhi Sen who turned 23 on Wednesday wasn’t in a celebratory mood due to the ongoing COVID emergency. He rather feels reborn seeing the love around him, especially the way people are helping each other in this crisis has touched his restless soul.
“We are going through one of the worst phases of human history, the film Revenant by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarittu taught me one thing, a man is born so many times throughout his lifetime, Hugh Glass survived from the bear attack, but in real life, as Inarittu says, Cancer is a bear attack, lack of love is a bear attack, a pandemic is a bear attack, on my 23rd birthday I felt reborn again, seeing the love around me today. I believe in the power of humanity, during such immoral times, I was reborn to see so many people helping each other to survive this pandemic. Who is India? The people, the people this time made a difference and showed the strength of what we term as ‘mass’ can do,” shared Riddhi.
The ‘Nagarkirtan’ actor also feels lucky to witness that humanity still exists. “I am lucky to see this in my city, in my country. And amidst such a crucial time, I am humbled and elated to see so many people wishing me, sharing their positivity, love and warmth with me, which makes me realise again that that’s all that we need in life, it’s not about few paper notes with digits, it’s not about possession of land, it’s not about vanity, ego, war, before going inside the electric burner or the coffin, all what will count are these memories .”
Many Tolly celebs have been active on social media in this hour of crisis. Some of them have decided to get on the ground and do their bit. Riddhi is one of them. He along with Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Anupam Roy, Piya Chakraborty, Anusha Viswanathan, Surangana Bandyopadhyay, Rwitobroto Mukherjee and others, have joined hands to help COVID patients in a meaningful way. They have started running a relief home to help those in real need.
“Often I’ve wondered, how do these politicians and billionaires sleep peacefully at night? It reminds me one of the quotes from Harry Potter, “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love,” Albus Dumbledore. Thank you each and everyone for making these hours special for me, for taking out time to wish me, something which I’ll carry within me, always. From tomorrow five beds in our interim centre will open which will Be used as a safe home, contact our helpline numbers to know the details, signed off the young actor.