Sanjivni 2 Actress Chandni Bhagwanani Stranded In Australia During COVID-19 Crisis: 'Using Up All My Savings'- EXCLUSIVE

Many people are stranded outside their country, courtesy the COVID-19 crisis. TV actress Chandni Bhagwanani is also in Australia, away from home

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Sanjivni 2 Actress Chandni Bhagwanani Stranded In Australia During COVID-19 Crisis: 'Using Up All My Savings'- EXCLUSIVE
The sudden lockdown due to COVID-19 has impacted everyone's life, especially those who were away from their houses and have now got stranded in a foreign land. TV actress Chandni Bhagwanani, who played Dr.Asha Kanwar in Sanjivni 2, is stuck in Australia. She had taken off to the country before the lockdown to fulfill a professional commitment and is now stranded there. 

We spoke to Chandni on how she is coping there and what has she been up to. Excerpts from our conversation below:

We hear you are stuck in Australia...
Yes, I came down to Australia for a month for some professional work. And by the time I could come back, everything was shut due to corona and now, I am stuck here.

Who are you staying with?
I am all alone here. Initially, I was staying in a hotel for a month but when this lockdown got extended, I rented an apartment in Melbourne here with two other Indians. 

You didn't try to come back sooner when the situation started getting worse?
I did try to book my tickets when little buffer time was given but all the flights were full and I also realised it is not very safe to travel. So, I thought staying here would be better. And now I feel the lockdown will be extended till June. 

How are you managing your finances?
It's quite difficult. Everything is expensive here- stay, food, travel. But whatever savings I have, I am putting it here right now. Since, my accommodation is on a sharing basis, it's quite comfortable for me than living in a hotel, studio apartment or in a flat by myself. That must have been more difficult. Thankfully, I have these two girls around me and have people whom I can talk to in this crucial phase. 


What are you missing the most?
I am missing my parents and my house a lot. Because it makes a lot of difference if you are lockdown in your own country or outside.

Image Source:- instagram/chandnibhagwanani
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