A couple of weeks ago, another shocking news gripped the nation when Choreographer-turned-director, Remo D’Souza had a major heart attack. The news left everyone cursing 2020 even more. His whole family and his near ones were shaken up by the incident. In fact, Remo D’Souza himself revealed that he was in shock upon learning that he had got a major heart attack. For someone who is into fitness, Remo was taken aback but is glad to have overcome the phase and is recovering. While talking to Bombay Times, the super guru of Dance PLus Remo D’Souza opened up on the incident and even recalled how Salman Khan helped him in a tough time. “Yes, everyone was shocked. Frankly, I am shocked myself! Though I am happy that I am doing better now, and the doctors have checked on me and said that my heart is getting back to normal,” the ABCD director told the news portal.
He reminisced the whole incident to Bombay Times saying, “It was just a regular day. I had my breakfast and went to the gym. Lizelle (wife) and I share the same trainer, who was already training her. So, I was waiting for my turn, and in the meanwhile, I did some brisk walking on the treadmill and stretching on the foam roller. Then, I was just sitting idle, waiting for my turn. As soon as Lizelle finished, I got up, but I started feeling pain at the center of my chest. Since it wasn’t in my left arm, I thought it was because of acidity. So, I drank water. But the pain was still there, so I told my trainer that we should cancel the training for the day. When Lizelle and I took the elevator to go up, I pressed the lift button and sat down. Once I stepped out of the lift I started coughing and I even wanted to throw up. Lizelle saw my smart watch, which checks on the heartbeat and ECG and the screen prompted ‘Are you not well?’ This pain was something that I had never experienced in my life. On reaching the hospital, we were told by the doctors that it’s a major heart attack.”
Elaborating on the scariest moments of his life, the Race 3 director said, “I am told that my right artery had a 100 per cent blockage. Usually, a normal human heart works at 55 per cent and when I was taken to the hospital, it was working only 25 per cent. Yeh mere saath kaise ho gaya? (What did just happen with me?) I keep a check on my body from time to time. It is probably hereditary, pre-workout session or work stress. They are trying to figure it out and I am dying to know. A lot of people think I take steroids, which is not true at all. I believe in having a natural body.” For now, Remo D’Souza is on a diet. He is not allowed to have oil, salt and even sugar.
Remo gushed about his family, friends and all the well-wishers who prayer for his recovery. “I think I just got saved because of the many prayers and the blessings that came in. I have realised we have only one life to live. When I was at the hospital and I closed my eyes, I thought that if I go, I will be remembered for a few days and then people will start forgetting me. So, this one life is the most precious gift. You need to think how you want to spend it. I also feel one should just love everyone, there’s no need for hatred. The most important thing is your family. I call my wife my Santa Claus. She stood by me. Likewise, my friends, they took good care of me,” he said.
The director opened up on Salman Khan extending a helping hand who he calls an angel with a golden heart, saying, “We call him an angel as he has a heart of gold. I have worked with him and I know the kind of a gem that he is. Salman and I don’t talk much, like, I only say ‘yes, sir, okay sir’. Actually, my wife and Salman are very close. As soon as I was rushed to the hospital, Lizelle called him. And through the six days that I was in the hospital, he saw to it that I was taken good care of. He was also personally talking to the doctors,” says Remo who plans to steadily get back into action. “Come New Year, I will start working on my project. During the lockdown, I was working on a script. It’s a project that I am excited about but cannot talk about right now. We should go on floors by April 2021.”
Get well soonest Remo D’Souza.
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