Preity Zinta is far away in Los Angeles with her husband Gene Goodenough. Preity is making the best of her prolonged isolation.
When I catch up with Preity in LA she is as chirpy as ever.
She says, “My husband and I have been home for 22 days now. It’s been tough but we are staying as positive and productive as we can.”
Preity is doing what she hardly gets a chance to do. “I’m learning a lot of new recipes from my mom in India. I learned to make dosas and they turned out quite well, if I may say so myself.”
But it’s not all food and no exercise for Preity in LA. “I do work-out with Gene at home. We are not stepping out to the gym. But we manage to do enough exercises at home to enjoy the dosa without feeling guilty.”
Preity also makes sure to keep with the news back home in India. She caught the Prime Minister light-a-candle-on-Sunday-night message on Friday morning late at night in LA. “I end up sleeping late as I’m watching the news in India at night and during the day here in the US.”
She is concerned about the plight of the daily wage earners in India. “It’s a crazy time and my heart goes out to all those unfortunate people who don’t have food to eat and shelter over their heads. I wish I could do something for them.”
At the same time Preity is very proud of the administrative work-force in India which is working relentlessly to combat the Coronovirus. “It’s very heartwarming to see all the health care individuals and people that are working in essential services like cleaning and sanitation, banking, police, grocery, etc . They have shown so much courage and efficiency by being in the front lines when everyone else is sitting at home.”