The country is currently battling the devastating effects of the second wave of COVID-19. With lakhs of cases being reported each day and thousands succumbing to the virus; citizens are doing their bit by helping in the fight against the virus.
Many Bollywood celebrities have taken their dose of COVID vaccination and also urged people to take it as soon as possible. Bollywood actor Neena Gupta, who has received both the doses of the vaccine, has said that she still anxious and very cautious as she feels that one should not let their guard down just yet.
In a recent interview to a news portal, the actor said, “I keep hearing that people got COVID even after vaccination but I keep telling myself that even if I get it, I’ll get a milder infection. I tell myself to be positive. But when I go out and even for walks, I wear my masks at all times. I’m not so relieved even after my two vaccine doses.”
Neena, who is currently in Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand, with her husband Vivek Mehra, also also shared that the last couple of months haven’t been easy for her and she even fell sick because of the stress.
“I started having stomach issues. It was very troublesome. I called my doctor and he asked me if I was tense because stress affects your digestive system. And I said I wasn’t because everything is okay here… my daughter and my husband are here with me.”
“But then I realised that I’ve been sad because when I read things and saw things, the fear that I might get the virus or that someone close to me can die, is still there. That stress continues,” she added.
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She also spoke about her performance and how she got prepared for her role in her latest web film, Sardar Ka Grandson.
“It was a very challenging role for me to play and I’m happy that people are appreciating it. Initially, when I was told I’ve to play a 90-year-old, I said no to the makers, because I said I don’t want to play a 90-year-old right now. But when I heard the script, I got very excited, and I was like, ‘I want to shoot now’. It was a very beautiful script and my role is so nice so there were no second thoughts,” she said.
“For me, the look is very important. We experimented with the prosthetic for a long time. It used to take me two hours every day to get into the whole look, and then suddenly, when I was in the costume and make-up, I felt different. I felt like a 90-year-old. With me, when I’m ready in a proper costume, I change automatically. I changed my voice and made it deeper. In acting, you have to mean your lines and listen to the other actors. That’s a very critical thing to do,” she concludes.
Sardar Ka Grandson also stars Arjun Kapoor and Rakulpreet Singh in the lead role.
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