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Jyothi Venkatesh

Self-isolation and self-quarantine has become the need of the hour as the rampant and virulent Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) affects thousands of people in India and lakhs abroad. With India is going through a 21-day lockdown, its citizens have proved that humanity still exists! Imagine,  even stars have a heart of gold and are not actually selfish guys who only know how to extract their pounds of flesh. Like the Tatas, Viiking Group’s CMD, and acclaimed actor-entrepreneur Sachiin J. Joshi is also stepping up and doing his bit! Sachiin J. Joshi, who is also the driving force behind the Big Brother Foundation, has offered Beatle Hotel in Powai to the BMC to quarantine COVID-19 patients coming from abroad! Beatle Hotel is a 36-room boutique hotel located in the heart of Powai. When contacted Sachiin J. Joshi, who is stranded in Dubai, said, “Mumbai being a densely populated city, there are not enough hospitals and beds to take measures to save our city. When the BMC approached us for help, we voluntarily agreed to help.” The actor-entrepreneur, who was last seen in Amavas opposite Nargis Fakhri and Mona Singh, has also starred in numerous films including his Bollywood debut with Aazaan, Jackpot opposite Sunny Leone, Veerappan opposite Lisa Ray and Usha Jadhav among others films. “We’ve converted our hotel with the BMC’s help into a quarantine facility for travellers,” he added.

The BMC has taken precaution measures seriously, having issued guidelines for quarantine including special doctors and nurses assigned for regular check-up. “The entire building and rooms get sanitized regularly with staff equipped with the necessary gear.”Considering it a citizen’s duty to help fight the virus, Sachiin believes that it is not just Mumbai or Maharashtra. It is not just India as well. It is the Coronavirus against the world. Keeping the government workers and the poor people in mind, his Big Brother Foundation has been distributing food boxes to the people in need. The foundation will do so till the end of the quarantine period!“ I’m glad that our hotel in Powai ‘The Beatle’ has been given to the BMC for quarantining people. It’s my husband’s decision and I respect and support it,” expressed actor Urvashi Sharma of Naqaab fame and Sachiin J Joshi’s better half. “We have been distributing food from our hotel to all officials and people stuck on the road. Our team has been selflessly doing it for almost two weeks now and will continue to give our support till we can.”

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