‘STAY­ING HOME IS THE PRICE WE’VE TO PAY’

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As work­ing from home be­comes the ‘new nor­mal’ for most peo­ple across in­dus­tries, even ac­tors are keep­ing up with the times, and try­ing their best to en­sure that at least a bit of the be­hind-thescenes work goes on. Ac­tor Anil Kapoor, last seen on screen in Mo­hit Suri’s Malang, has also made a work sta­tion of sorts at his home.

“Stay­ing at home is the price we have to pay to over­come the pan­demic. I’m re­search­ing for my up­com­ing projects and my meet­ings are hap­pen­ing over video calls. I’m work­ing vir­tu­ally for now,” he tells us. We’ve also learnt that Kapoor has be­come quite tech-savvy, and he is also read­ing scripts at home. Amid all this, the 63-year-old does not for­get to work out and is try­ing to stick to his strict fit­ness regime.

“Ex­er­cis­ing is key to men­tal and phys­i­cal health, so I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to do it for half an hour. I work out in­doors al­most twice every­day and I watch my diet and plan my meals,” says the ac­tor, whose so­cial me­dia feed is full of in­spir­ing work­out posts. In fact, in a re­cent In­sta­gram post, Kapoor had made a per­ti­nent point when he wrote, “The longterm so­lu­tion to fight­ing mi­crobes like Covid-19 is not com­plete iso­la­tion or end­less dis­in­fect­ing, but build­ing im­mu­nity of the body and mind

(sic).” For a lit­tle recre­ation, Kapoor also in­dulges in a game or two of car­rom with his wife Su­nita and daugh­ter Rhea. And he says, “Those who have the priv­i­lege of stay­ing safe at home should ded­i­cate their time to up­skilling them­selves and help­ing those in need.”

The ac­tor cel­e­brated his 36th wed­ding an­niver­sary on May 19, and treated fans to his heart­melt­ing “wed­ding story”. He also gorged on “cakes”, but be­ing a fit­ness con­scious per­son, he ex­er­cised the calo­ries away.

Ac­tor Anil Kapoor adapt­ing talks about sce­nario to the cur­rent and work­ing vir­tu­ally

Rad­hika Bhi­rani

PHOTO: TARASHA/HT

Anil Kapoor

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