Shriya Saran says husband Andrei turned away from hospital despite COVID-19 symptoms
Shriya Saran talks about living in Spain with husband Andrei during the coronavirus pandemic
By Akanksha Sridhara, April 14, 2020 18:32 IST
Actress Shriya Saran and her husband Andrei Koscheev have been living in Spain. Spain is one of the nations worst hit by the coronavirus. Shriya Saran recently spoke about her experience living in Spain during the crisis. She also stated that her husband exhibited coronavirus symptoms, but a hospital in Barcelona turned him away.
In an interview to TOI, she said, “Andrei began to develop a dry cough and fever. We rushed to a hospital but the doctors were overwhelmed and urged us to leave. ‘Chances are that even if he doesn’t have COVID-19, he will get it if he stays here,’ the doctors told us. So we decided to go home and self-isolate ourselves and get treatment at home. We slept in different rooms and maintained a safe distance from each other. Thankfully, he’s feeling better now, so I hope the worst is behind us.”
The actress spoke of the day they realised the seriousness of the pandemic. The day happened to be their second anniversary.
She said, “We had made a reservation but when we got to the restaurant, we saw that it was shut. That’s when it dawned upon us that things are really serious; the whole of Spain was under lockdown. From then on, everything changed. The police passed a rule allowing only one person per household to step out and that too only if absolutely unavoidable. In fact, Andrei and I were once stopped by the cops but since he is white and I’m brown, they didn’t realise we were together, so they let us go.”
On the work front, the actress made special appearances in films like Jr NTR: Kathanayakudu and Sab Kushal Mangal. She will next appear in Karthik Naren's Naragasooran.