Mom drove down to bring Aa­hana back home

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HT CITY - Rishabh Suri rishabh.suri@htlive.com

Ac­tor Aa­hana Kumra is happy to be re­united with her par­ents, af­ter nearly two months of be­ing sep­a­rated due to the lock­down. She shared the news on In­sta­gram, post­ing a pic­ture with her mother who drove from one part of Mum­bai to the other and back, to bring Kumra home.

Re­veal­ing the se­quence of events, she tells us, “In March, I had gone to my sis­ter’s place in Ghatkopar, from And­heri where I live with my par­ents. I was go­ing to stay there for a week, when sud­denly the lock­down was an­nounced.”

Kumra couldn’t even drive back to her house as she didn’t have her car with her. “My driver had dropped me off at my sis­ter’s place. I’d think ev­ery day, ‘To­day I’ll surely leave’ but that went on for two months. My sis­ter is a work­ing mother, and she’s got a three­year-old child. It’s quite a hand­ful for young par­ents — they have to work from home, which is a joke as it means no fixed work­ing hours,” says Kumra. Hence, she was help­ing her sis­ter with house­hold chores. “My par­ents are above 65, I didn’t want them to drive all the way to pick me up. Dad said he’ll come, but he had un­der­gone three surg­eries last year, and my mom isn’t con­fi­dent about driv­ing. But even­tu­ally, she made up her mind, and took per­mis­sion to come and pick me up,” shares the 33-year-old.

Mak­ing things tougher was the fact that the build­ing where her par­ents stay had been sealed due to a Covid-19 case. “But she for­got ev­ery­thing when we reached home. She was like, ‘Yoga karte hain’. It’s good to see my par­ents. They were all alone, though hav­ing a cook was a big help. They missed hav­ing me around, I bring a lot of noise into the house!” Kumra quips.

PHOTO: IN­STA­GRAM/ AAHANAKUMR­A

Aa­hana Kumra and (inset) with her mother

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