Swara Bhaskar, Saif Ali Khan, Manisha Koirala, Sidharth Shukla, Tapsee Pannu, and others: Let's find out how Bollywood is coping with week 2 of Corona lockdown | IWMBuzz

Bollywood Voices On Week 2 Of Corona Lockdown

Swara Bhaskar, Saif Ali Khan, Manisha Koirala, Sidharth Shukla, Tapsee Pannu, and others: Let’s find out how Bollywood is coping with week 2 of Corona lockdown

Swara Bhaskar: “I have a maha-needy and attention-seeking dog who is taking up all my energy and I’m trying hard to work on a long-pending script, so I’ve no time to get restless or depressed.”

Tusshar Kapoor: “I’ve no time to rest. I am homeschooling my son Laksshya. He is almost 4 and he has homework from e-schooling daily. As for me, in a profession like ours a lot of work is done online, so that takes up the rest of the time every day.”

Sudhir Mishra (who has just lost his father): “I was in isolation with my aging parents. They both 90 years old. I realized catching the virus would be death for them. The thought of them being harmed kept me firmly indoors.”

Ram Gopal Varma: “I am in Hyderabad. This is the first time I am spending my time without a schedule. It is a scary thought to get up in the morning and not know what to do for the day. There are only so many films that you can see and so many books that you can read and so much of the news that you can watch. After a while, you want to get back to work.”

Taapsee Pannu: “Actually the restlessness has not crept into my life as yet. I am taking it one day at a time and keeping myself occupied with household chores, cooking, talking to family and friends and learning new skills. I am not into binge-watching serials or reading books.”

Jitendra Kumar: “I am keeping myself busy with yoga and cooking. But how much of that can one do? Though I’ve never been much of a social animal the isolation has begun to get to me. There is just so much that you can take off your own company. Even cooking is no more enjoyable when you have to grind all the masala yourself, cut all the vegetables, knead the dough , cook and eat by yourself and then wash the vessels too. I have a new-found respect for those who do the work before and after cooking.”

Anupam Kher: “I am keeping calm although I’ve never been without kaam (work) during the past 40 years.I am keeping himself from getting restless by reading the Bhagvat Gita.”

Shabana Azmi: “I am alternating between watching dreadful news and reading beautiful poetry, while my husband (poet-writer Javed Akhtar) is glued to the screen watching news and serials 24 hours. He is deeply disturbed by what is happening. As for me, the road accident which almost took my life in January taught me to be more tolerant about adversity. I was told by the doctors that I escaped by a miracle because the bleeding stopped one millimeter away from my skull.”

Manisha Koirala: “It is not difficult for me to be home-bound. During my cancer treatment, I was homebound so this is another time to remind ourselves how fragile and vulnerable we all are. I am taking baby steps each day.. doing the right thing now and not counting days. We as a race are prisoners of our own mind. It dictates us. Habits dictate us. Now is the time to look at life differently.. new ways, a new norma.. I’ m enjoying spending time with my parents…cooking, gardening, cleaning, reading, being on social media,Skype chats etc.. Dhyan and pranayama, walks and work-outs with TRX and lightweights. And of course Netflix. I was always a home bird so I had no difficulty staying home.The only concern was and is how to keep my parents, myself and my adorable staff healthy and happy at home.”

Adnan Sami: “Week 2 of the lockdown getting to me? Are you kidding?! I’ve been through two failed marriages and the ensuing divorce proceedings. This is nothing in comparison.”

Saif Ali Khan: “We should overcome this soon. I am getting a bit fed up.”

Sidharth Shukla : “Enough sleep enough movies. Now what? A certain amount of anxiety has set in.”

Also Read

Latest stories