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Have patience, stay positive: Actors talk about Lockdown 4.0

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Have patience, stay positive: Actors talk about Lockdown 4.0

The announcement of the fourth phase of lockdown came as a refreshing change. Apart from the essential services, the government eased restrictions on nonessentials too. However, it is still recommended to stay at home and maintain social distancing, if going out. While, Maharashtra is one of the most affected states by Covid-19, the cases in Mumbai alone are very alarming. However, celebs suggest that even during this time one needs to have patience and should stay positive.

Here’s what they have to say:

Shashank Vyas: I will be maintaining the same pattern which I have been following since the last two months. There will be no change. The cases are increasing every day and there is so much risk, so precaution is better than cure. Be home, be safe. One should not hurry and must have patience.

Harssh A. Singh: I think everyone is afraid, in terms of their career and future. That fear is always there because we don’t know when things will get back to normal. I am talking about normal working people, if they lose a job at this time, they can’t even go out and search for a new job. Because of the lockdown, you are being forced to think about all this and your mental health is definitely affected. I know that we are spending quality time with family, but yes, there is frustration and the only thing we can do is meditate. Share your problem with your closed ones and stay positive.

Vijayendra Kumeria: Personally, I don’t see a big change. Of course, there is some relief, but the situation in Mumbai is so bad that I don’t see a big change soon. What I was looking for was better guidelines and precautions, which would make us be safe but at the same time help us get back to work. Till the time corona vaccines are not made we cannot keep extending the lockdown. We will have to find ways on how work and safety can go hand in hand. The sufferings of the middle class should also be addressed.

Rishina Kandhari: It’s time to refresh ourselves for a restart. Now it’s time to resurrect ourselves and adjust to the new normal. In such adverse situations, we need to remind ourselves about how we have renewed ourselves, again and again, like a Phoenix. We need to be away from depressing statistical projections and rebuild our life with a new perspective. We need to plan for further relapse prevention carefully and at the same time we need to adjust ourselves to the new way of life.

Arun Mandola: Right now my life is quite well but the fourth phase of lockdown is creating difficulties for everyone, especially in Mumbai which is one of the most expensive cities of India. I am not worried about myself but I am thinking about the others who are still working outside and risking their life. Also, it is the most difficult time for those who are going home without food and transportation. Few states are trying to open stores and other facilities, so I am worried, because then people are going to come out, and things can get worse. Soon rainy season will also start and then this problem can get bigger. All we can do now is pray.

Aaira Dwivedi: I believe that staying at home is a luxury. There are many people out there who don’t have the option to stay at home and be safe because for them working is necessary, like garbage cleaner, nurses and many more. People who are saying that they are getting bored by sitting at home, they must not be aware of the bitter truth about what is happening around. I am using my time wisely, because being an actor we have to work on ourselves so that we can do better. I love learning new things and I love to work on my flexibility and fitness, so right now I am getting sufficient time which I was not getting before. I won’t deny that in the beginning my routine was disturbed because I was working nonstop and suddenly everything stopped. I love reading books, watching movies, web series, and also spending time with my family. I have learned that you can be fit even without a gym. Lockdown has helped me to keep my mental and physical health better. Follow government guidelines so that the graph of corona goes down and try to be a good responsible citizen.

Vikas Sethi: Money is definitely needed by everyone. Newcomer actors, whose salary is less, it is very difficult for them, only the smart ones can survive. So, don’t waste your money on unnecessary things. We don’t know anything about whether the channel is giving money to the producer or not, big production house like Balaji, they must have paid all their dues. One of my friend, he is a producer, he has his own show, and he is paying them. Now everybody is at home so no one is realising that once everything opens people will be in search for money. Like my staff is asking for money, I am paying but for how long. There is no inflow of money. We need to start working and for that we need to go out in the market, for money, but everything is shut, except grocery shops. Before making the announcement of the lockdown they should have made a prior announcement that we will be implementing lockdown and whoever wants to go to their home they can go. Suddenly if you say that on Sunday everything will be shut and then on Sunday night you announce 21 days lockdown. I remember me, my wife and my brother rushed to shop to take groceries. With financial crisis everyone is facing mental torture too.

Sharad Malhotra: Fourth lockdown is not much different and there is panic in the city. The news of Kolkata Cyclone is disturbing as well because my parents and sister live there. I am keeping myself positive and hoping that things will change. Normal life is surely elusive at the moment but staying at home is highly recommended. I believe tough times never last, tough people do. Stay positive and talk to your loved ones daily. This is my message to people.

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Take this pandemic as an opportunity to create and reboot yourself: Gunjan Utreja

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Take this pandemic as an opportunity to create and reboot yourself: Gunjan Utreja

While this pandemic gave us time to spend with our family, locked up at home has been a little hazardous too. But actor-TV host Gunjan Utreja feels that people should take this pandemic as an opportunity to create and reboot themselves.

He feels that this pandemic and the ongoing lockdown can certainly affect one’s mental health, and the best thing to do at this time will be to talk to their family members, meditate or seek professional help.

“Mental health is an issue and I have been very vocal of the same. I have been suggesting everyone around me to start focusing on deep breathing and if possible eventually find your way to meditation. It will help us not only during this pandemic but also in life.

I would also like to urge everyone around to talk to your family about your feelings. They are our best friends. One can also confide in professionals for help. And don’t look at this pandemic as barrier. Take this as an opportunity to create and reboot your self,” he said.

These days social media platforms are flooded with videos by celebrities doing their household chores, workouts, etc. And Gunjan feels that audience loves “authenticity” and in a way social media helps celebs showcase the same. However, he added that people will connect to the stars more if they show their real self.

Here’s what he said, “Gone are the days when people loved mystery around an actor. Today people not only love you for your craft but also love you for who you are. Social media has broken the barrier. Audiences engage with their favourite stars on daily basis. So the more real you are the more they connect with you and want to watch your content. People love authenticity and social media helps them showcase the same. Now an actor is not dependent on magazines and newspapers to express her / himself. This is a new normal.”

Asked about the first thing he will do once the lockdown is lifted, Gunjan said, “I would like to go hug the man who picks up garbage from our home every morning. I believe all the people who have been working tirelessly to keep our surroundings clean in this pandemic are no less than heroes. They too deserve equal respect and appreciation.”

Gunjan has recently featured in a music video titled “Judaai”. Sung by Moin Sabri, the video also stars newbie Aaira Dwivedi. His chat show Chalk and cheese on JioStudios/Jio Cinema is also being loved by everyone.

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Fans surprise Mohsin with sweets and treats

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Fans surprise Mohsin with sweets and treats

Who doesn’t know Mohsin Khan? The television heartthrob, who plays the role of Kartik Goenka in “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai”, is known for his on fleek fashion sense and well, just being the man of every girl’s dream. No wonder his fans keep showering their love every now and then.

Recently, his fans surprised him with a lots of sweets and treats. The actor credits the baker-cum-choreographer and his wife living in the next building for fulfilling the wishes of his fans.

“In the next building there lives a guy who does some home baking. He is also our choreographer on-set, Himanshu Gadani. He and his wife Eve, both do the baking. So they get all this prepared at their  place. He then leaves it my building’s watchman, who sanitises it, and then I get it home. Himanshu takes orders online and even delivers the messages from my fans. It’s so lovely that this way even their precious messages reach me.”

The actor is grateful to his fans for showering love and praises on his on-screen character Kartik.

“I’m forever obliged to all of the people who have accepted me as Kartik in their lives for four years now and inshallah I hope this love and these wishes continue. I wish and I pray with my family for everyone and hope that phase ends soon followed by a better tomorrow for all of us,” Mohsin signed off

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Shivin is the new Charlie Chaplin in town

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Shivin is the new Charlie Chaplin in town

Waking up from my afternoon nap, Shivin Narang’s new Charlie Chaplin look was the first thing I saw. And oh, even though he tried to copy a comedian, that cute smile can still take anyone’s breath away.

Check out the photos below to believe me.

Shivin rose to fame for portraying the most caring brother of the world in Star Plus’s drama “Ek Veer Ki Ardaas… Veera”. He was last seen playing the character of Rudra Roy in Jennifer Winget-starrer “Beyhadh 2”. The show went off-air amidst the nationwide lockdown.

The actor recently came in news after he injured his hand at his home. He had to undergo a two-hour long surgery for the same. He is doing fine but still a cast on his hand.

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