HSY reveals he lost two friends to COVID19 in a session with Osman Khalid Butt

The couturier and actor had an elaborate discussion on how the lockdown is emotionally effecting them

Entertainment Desk April 13, 2020
Popular couturier and renowned television personality Hassan Shehryar Yasin recently held an Instagram live session with actor Osman Khalid Butt.

The two discussed many things including the pros and cons of interacting with fans amid lockdown while also addressing the mental effect it has on them. During the emotional discussion, HSY revealed that two of his friends had passed away abroad due to COVID19, one of whom was in New York.

It all started when Butt talked about how the lockdown is having a toll on his mental health. He said that the people who are used to being productive, always working and going out are going too hard on themselves during these times.

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"I started beating myself lately for not taking up the opportunities I could when I had the time. When the lockdown began I wanted to be productive at home but now it's getting to me. People who work hard really need to take it easy on themselves because this situation is not normal. We are under a lockdown and it's okay to be depressed."

To this HSY added, "Everyone has been talking about the same, I spoke to Shehryar Munawwar and Mawra Hocane the other day and both of them were tired of the negativity, the negative comments of the public and for not being able to work."

He then advised people to be kind to themselves and others, bringing the viewers' attention to the fact that anyone could be going through anything. "I also lost two of my friends from coronavirus, one of whom was New York and no one knows. But its pointless talking about that with anyone here. But all these people not taking the situation seriously and pulling others down need to stop."

The designer also told Butt about a trick his sister taught him that he uses to calm himself down in such stressful situations. "It's the rule of five. I count five things around me that I can see, four things around me that I can hear, three things around me that I can feel, two things around me that I can smell and one thing that I can taste. Once I do this I feel calmer and more grateful."

Clearly a lot of us really need to try that one as well!

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