Nihar Pandya and Singer Wife Neeti Mohan Have a Lucky Escape from Australia
Nihar Pandya and Neeti Mohan are in self-isolation after a providential exit from Australia. Find out what happened
Nihar Pandya and his singer wife Neeti Mohan had a providential escape from the Corona-hit Australia just before all the airports were shut and travel back to India was impossible. Nihar who is in quarantine at a farm in Umbergaon, Gujarat, still can’t believe his luck. “One more day in Australia and we’d have been stuck in Australia indefinitely. My wife Neeti Mohan and I and my sisters-in-law Mukti and Shakti were in Australia to attend the Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup in Melbourne. After that we were to stay in Australia for a holiday until 17 March.”
But then the Corona Virus broke out.
Says Nihar, “I got a call from my brother in Mumbai. He said we had two choices. Either we came back immediately or I’d remain in Australia, get a job and my wife could do her singing there. Of course we fled. We were at the Gold Coast. We drove down to Brisbane to catch our flight back to Mumbai. The airport was completely deserted. The next day, March 14, all the airports in Australia were shut down.”
Once in Mumbai, Nihar his wife and two sisters-in-law drove straight to their farm in Umbergaon . “This was just before the borders were sealed. We are in Umbergaon now. Our period of quarantine is over. But we’ll stay here. We are relatively safer than our folks in Mumbai. We don’t have to go out to buy vegetables. We grow them right here on the farm.We don’t know how long we are going to be here. But we wish our parents were with us. Right now the whole of Mumbai city feels quarantined. I just hope and pray this will be over soon.”
Nihar Pandya was in the headlines a few years ago for his relationship with Deepika Padukone and a bitter break-up. He was seen in a role on Manikarnika. He married singer Neeti Mohan, who is the voice behind several hit songs such as Chali re (Jab Tak Hai Jaan) and Ishq Wala Love (Student of the Year) among others, got married to Nihar in February last year.