Sudhanshu Pandey who is currently seen in Rajan Sahahi’s Anupamaa was seen lashing out on the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards 2020 organisers for not following proper COVID-19 protocols. During the press conference, Sudhanshu also claimed that no one wearing a protective mask.
Talking to media, he said, “No one is following any kind of protocol at this function. This is very unfortunate. There were so many people inside and no one was wearing a mask. There were no sanitisers or sanitising. I am really disappointed that we are all gathered here for such a good thing but no protocol has been followed. At a time like this, when the government is expressing concern and there is talk of imposing a lockdown again, no one was even wearing a mask.”
“I want to appeal to everyone from this dias and remind them that the pandemic is not yet over. A second and third wave of the pandemic is taking over the world. Please do not think that Covid-19 will not affect you. It can happen to anyone at any time. Please be responsible for your families, if not for yourselves. Please follow the rules and regulations because nothing is more important than one’s life.”
After his video went viral from the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards 2020, many praised his guts but others were quick to notice that Sudhanshu Pandey himself was not wearing the mask, and started trolling the actor.
However, seeing some negative comments, Sudhanshu shared the reason on why he was not wearing the mask, he wrote, “To all the people asking y I’m not wearing a mask .. this interview was done outdoors in d open n media was at least 15 feet away only the mics were kept in place … I wouldn’t be talking about this if I don’t protocol myself .. Thank you.”