Mom drove down to bring Aahana back home
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.
Aahana Kumra and (inset) with her mother