How Busy TV Stars Busted Stress Without ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ Amid COVID Pandemic

New Delhi: For the TV stars, the yr that was one which augured withdrawal signs of kinds. An trade that’s used to working as much as 16 hours a day abruptly had no work. The Covid-induced lockdown made everybody take a break, although not in an meant means. For the typical actor of day by day soaps, this was a drastic change in life-style, unprecedented and sudden.

Most within the tv trade determined to make use of the prolonged tenure constructively, to thrust back psychological duress. Whereas all capturing stopped, TV actors, with a purpose to keep distracted from the sudden actuality that they’d an excessive amount of free time at hand for consolation, used the day without work to pursue completely different pursuits or polish their different abilities.

For the Indian cleaning soap star, the yr 2020 will go down as one that allow them go on a visit for self-discovery and introspection.

Right here, a few of our standard cleaning soap stars inform IANS what the yr was all about for them:

Mugdha Chapekar

Sriti’s co-star Mugdha, however, honed her cooking abilities.

“I love experimenting with different cuisines, and during the break from ‘Kumkum’ shoot, I tried out my hand at a lot of new dishes. In fact, apart from my immediate family, I also shared food with friends and extended family and all of them had a great time munching on new delicacies,” she shared.

Sucheeta Trivedi

Sucheeta, who’s a part of the present “Indiawaali Maa”, developed a day by day routine of cleansing and cooking. She additionally picked up recommendations on learn how to make pickles from her mother-in-law.

“I learnt to dry those special material sarees like zardozi sarees in summer so that they don’t get spoiled easily,” she stated.

Sriti Jha

Sriti, recognized to followers as Pragya in “Kumkum Bhagya”, discovered her stressbuster in studying. “While I did not shoot for ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ due to lockdown, I read a lot of novels. I enjoyed spending time reading up and looking at beautiful sunsets. I also enjoyed watching a lot of different shows and series, but reading was the best part,” she advised IANS.

Apara Mehta

She noticed lockdown as a blessing in disguise. “For many years, I have only worked from morning to night. Lockdown let me know my home once again — being a mother and a daughter and a wife, being that whole thing once again,” stated the “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” actress.

“During the first 21 days when we were at home, there were no doorbells ringing, no maids coming, no cook coming, nothing, so we as a family divided our household work. I myself am a fabulous cook and I never had the chance of trying it out, I got to do all that. We realised the value of our helps so much. I felt well-rested doing household work and eating only home food, I lost a lot of weight. Everybody in my family lost weight,” added the actress, now seen in “Indiawaali Maa”.

Rajesh Kumar

Actor Rajesh Kumar has been a part of many hit exhibits akin to “Baa Bahoo Aur Baby” and “Sarabhai vs Sarabhai”. The yr 2020 was one when he took to natural farming, amongst different issues.

“One thing that I started this year and enjoyed so much was cooking. While cooking, eating and tasting, I turned into a good chef. I got back to cooking as I used to do when I was a bachelor and I used to stay alone in Mumbai. I had actually learnt cooking at that time and I still remember when I made something for the first time, it wouldn’t turn out really well. But that day I decided that I will ace my cooking skills and today I can proudly say that I love cooking. In fact, I help my wife in cutting and chopping vegetables and take charge of the kitchen. I make so many items in one go. Now, I don’t just grow food but I know how to cook the food too,” stated the actor, who’s at present seen within the present “Excuse Me Maadam”.

Tannaz Irani

Lockdown, she says, was the busiest time of her life.

“I actually had a lot of time in hand and had to find ways to spend it productively — this was the weirdest phenomenon that I experienced. Having said that, I managed to use my time to cook and clean and even began working out at home. I did everything that I was not used to doing on a daily basis. We have a garden, and I started playing badminton with my family. I used to spend almost every night watching TV and web series till nearly 4 am,” she stated.

“Neither did me nor my children ever get bored during this period and the main thing I focussed on was to let my kids have extreme fun in the house and not get irritated with being at home. They enjoyed eating all the stuff I cooked. Bhaktiyar (her husband) and I had a fabulous time watching some new English series or making new videos on different apps every day,” she added.

Aasif Sheikh

He has been essaying the function of Vibhuti Narayan Mishra in “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai” with out a break for years now. Lockdown got here as a blessing in disguise. Whereas he longed to get again to shoot, he additionally discovered a number of free time to spend along with his household.

“I mastered the skill of cooking and would try out new recipes every now and then. It is one of the hobbies that helped me stay engaged and brought me closer to my family as well. My children were pleasantly surprised by their father’s chef side and my wife was relieved too to learn that I could do more than acting! I have always had a strong passion for food, so the lockdown gave me a chance to upskill myself,” he stated.

Rohitashv Gour

The lockdown interval meant household time for him. “When quarantine was announced, my family was ecstatic to learn that I too will be at home for long. It truly made me realise how important it is to connect with your family. We started the tradition of eating all our meals together and playing board games every Sunday. I helped around the house as we distributed the chores. One hobby that I took on was dancing, my children one day turned on music and asked me to join in. It was great fun to shake a leg with them, had there not been a lockdown I probably wouldn’t have had the chance to do so,” he stated.

Anang Desai

The “Mere Sai” actor caught up along with his ardour of time listening to songs and studying, whereas additionally serving to out the household with home chores.

Desai says he additionally used the lockdown stint to meet up with the fitting method to talk amid the brand new regular. “There were various webinars which I was a part of on various platforms,” he defined.

Tanvi Dogra

Lockdown stressbuster was all about spending time with household for Tanvi.

“I always resisted myself from cooking, but I decided to learn with the help of my father. Always cheering and encouraging my cooking skills, I learned how to make samosas and few more Punjabi dishes from him. This is how I spent my free time cooking and catching up on some movies that I missed,” stated the actress.

(Natalia Ningthoujam/IANS)

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