In pictures: Five lessons celebrities learned from Covid-19
Published on October 24, 2020 at 15.40
Life is unpredictable: Madhuri Dixit urged people to take precautions amidst the pandemic. “I think the lesson is that life is unpredictable and you don't know what tomorrow is going to bring. I don't think anyone ever thought that they would be in a situation like this in their lifetimes. When you are in a very bad situation like a pandemic, how you react to it is very important, how you keep your calm, how you work out what to do. I think we need to take precautions - when you go out, please wear your mask, when you are at home wash your hands regularly. Take all the precautions that are necessary to be safe.”
Keep yourself occupied: How did ‘Kundali Bhagya’ actor Dheeraj Dhoopar manage to stay positive throughout? "I have always had this habit of doing things to keep myself occupied during my free time. Having said that lockdown for me came as a blessing in disguise. I finally got time to spend with my wife and my pet dog Oreo. I have hardly had the time to be with them over the past few years. I also caught up on a lot of books, fitness was of course an important part of my lockdown routine and I also did some catching up with my family. I finally cooked for my wife! There were so many pending things that needed my attention, but due to my unavailability they were getting pushed. So there were a lot of things that I was kept busy with."’
Save money: 'Jai Ho’ actress Daisy Shah had some words of wisdom for all. “Make sure that you have enough funds. Make sure that you have worked enough so that in case in the future we have such a time we can survive it. Secondly, at the end of the day it's just family and loved ones that matter, nothing else. For five months we were in our houses, we have not even stepped out, and what kept us sane was the family.”’
Live in the moment: ‘Aashram’ star Aaditi Pohankar stressed on the importance of family. “Because we all were in such a chaotic time, and then everybody was like 'shhhh' - the whole town went quiet. That gave me a lot of time to think about the present, about the time I'm spending with my family. I think that was a real eye opener. Your folks really miss you. That's what I got to know when I stayed home. This is when I really learned to live in the moment and not think about the future. If something is making me happy right now, I will stick with that."
Be grateful: Actress Amyra Dastur says she learnt a lot about herself during this lockdown. “I’m more peaceful about who I am. I have become far more grateful for the things I have in my life and realised what I can live without. I can't wait to get back to work though because I love being on set, but I got the chance to move back in with my mom and dad and really spend some quality time with them which I will always cherish.”