We Should Let the En­vi­ron­ment Re­cover: Amyra Amid Lock­down

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From work­ing on her body to tak­ing care of her par­ents and catch­ing up on read­ing, ac­tor Amyra Das­tur tells us how she is spend­ing her quar­an­tine.

Given the two months in lock­down, ‘bored’ was the first word that came from ac­tor Amyra Das­tur when asked about her ex­pe­ri­ence. Af­ter con­stantly work­ing for four years, the 27-year-old is now liv­ing with her par­ents — dad, a doc­tor, and mother, a home­maker.

“I’m bored, but I haven’t been with them for long, so I like it now. My mom al­ways used to be anx­ious when my dad went to the hos­pi­tal, thus I de­cided to be with them. I get gro­ceries and keep par­ent­ing both of them,” chuck­les Das­tur, who is work­ing out al­most three hours a day. “There is not much to do, so I’ve been work­ing out. I start my work­out by skip­ping over the rope, then us­ing my body weight. I go for Rus­sian crunches, planks, squats, dead­lifts, chest presses, shoul­der presses and wind it all up within half an hour of stretch­ing. My body has not looked bet­ter,” she says, adding, “I have also been read­ing books such as

The Girl with the Lower Back Tat­too, The Help, Erotic Sto­ries for Pun­jabi Wid­ows.”

And with­out hav­ing to step out­side for work, the ac­tor shares that her hair feels bet­ter, too, and so does her face, which is de­void of any lay­ers of makeup.

Das­tur also be­lieves that the best part about the quar­an­tine has been the pos­i­tive im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment. “The Ganga hasn’t been cleaner in the last 40 years. We can see the Hi­malayas from Pun­jab now... and I want this to stay. How­ever, when we get back to our daily regime, we will for­get this. So once, the lock­down opens, we should be more mind­ful and let the en­vi­ron­ment re­cover from years of dam­age,” adds Das­tur. And in or­der to main­tain the clean­li­ness, the ac­tor sug­gests that there should be a heavy fine im­posed on peo­ple lit­ter­ing around the city.

Amyra Das­tur.

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