As Coronavirus takes the centre stage in our lives, we have been legit forced to stay indoors and master the art of social distancing. Needless to say, it can be really stressful for people who are workaholics, extroverts and even those who love being outdoors or on the field. But, on the flipside, this time can be used to introspect, and indulge in some culinary activities or even spending time with your partners in isolation - isolation being the keyword.
Bollywood has also taken a hit due to this global pandemic, with shoots being halted and release dates of films being pushed. But, Bollywood celebs have found a way to make use of this time and some are even focusing on their culinary skills.
Let us take you through how these Bollywood celebs are making use of the self-quarantine period, and who knows, it might give you some handy tips too to divert your mind and focus on something productive.
Salman Khan has discontinued working on his big Eid release Radhe, owing to Coronavirus but has started to practice his hobby in this self-isolation period. As we all know that Salman loves to paint, he took to Instagram to share a video of himself sketching. Salman has made a picture of a man and a woman in black clothes. While the man has his head covered, the woman has her face partially covered in the portrait. In the video, he says, âThe way we dress -- this is perhaps the best thing our culture has ever done.â
He is clearly pointing out the fact that how people covering their faces with masks nowadays takes us back to how people in India have been dressing up since ages.View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@beingsalmankhan)
Vicky Kaushal has a lot in his kitty as he had to shoot for Takht and The Immortal Ashwatthama. For both the movies, he had to focus on building muscles and now that the gym is shut, the actor is not losing hope or giving up on it. He has started working out at home and is making sure that he achieves the desired results.View this post on InstagramWork(out) from Home! #QuarantineStacking ðªð½A post shared by (@vickykaushal09)
So, this Bollywood diva has also found ways to spend her time the right way. Considering that the release date of her upcoming film, Sooryvanshi has been pushed back, the actor has decided to improve her immunity by working out at home and interestingly, the gym freaks can surely take some tips on what exercises can be done at home.View this post on Instagram#WorkoutFromHome Can't go to the gym so sharing the workout that Yas and I did at home. Stay safe and be active if u can ð 1â£ Squat & Side Leg Lifts - 3 sets x 20 reps 2â£ Reverse Lunge - 3 sets x 15 reps 3â£ Situp - 3 sets x 20 reps 4â£ Pushup - 3 sets x 15 reps (you can substitute with incline pushups or knee pushups) 5â£ Plank to 'T' - 3 sets x 15 reps 6â£ Mountain Climbers - 4 slow and 15 tempo x 3 sets @reebokindia #reebokA post shared by (@katrinakaif)
Katrina is also trying to learn guitar and had shared a video of herself in which she can be seen learning to play the guitar. However, the video has no sound. Kat captioned the post as, "Work in progress sound coming soon in a few days hopefully canât let down @ankurtewari #staysafe.â
Alia Bhatt and Shraddha Kapoor
A book is a man's best friend after all and these two have decided to rely on books during their time in. What better way to spend time in self-isolation than brushing up your knowledge.View this post on Instagramstay home & .... finish a book ððA post shared by (@aliaabhatt)
Well, this is one of the most obvious ways to kill time for people who love to read books. But in case you have been trying it hard to finish that one book because of your work hours, you can do so easily now.View this post on InstagramBeing homeð¡ðâ¨ð #TheMinistryOfUtmostHappiness #ArundhatiRoyA post shared by (@shraddhakapoor)
We all know Akshay hardly takes time off from his busy shooting schedules. Fortunately or unfortunately, Coronavirus has surely given the actor some much-needed break and he has chosen to spend time chilling with his wife.View this post on InstagramBRB, gotta chill like @akshaykumar and @twinklerkhanna! ð #chill #AkshayKumar #TwinkleKhanna #bollywood #bollywoodactor #bollywoodactress #bollywoodceleb #bollywoodcelebrity #bollywoodnews #bollywoodmovie #etimes #entertainmenttimesA post shared by (@etimes)
Deepika has not only taken the opportunity to spread awareness about washing hands regularly, but is also indulging in some self-care during this time. For those who believe in relaxation through self-care and self-pampering, this is the time you can try all your âGhar ka nuskhasâ.View this post on InstagramSeason 1:Episode 2 Productivity in the time of COVID-19!ð· #selflove #selfcareA post shared by (@deepikapadukone)
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan
Well, the couple is quite opposite to each other. While Saif is using his time to read books, Kareena is enjoying Instagram as she has recently joined the social media platform. And taking some inspiration from her, social media bloggers can actually use this time to create some interesting content sitting at home and not get bored.View this post on InstagramLooks like he is 'booked' for the week... While I Instagram ð¤·ð»ââï¸A post shared by (@kareenakapoorkhan)
Arjun suggests everyone to take some time to soak in all of it and breathe before we all get back to work. He is also working out at home and to add, he is also using this time to catching up on movies while lazing on his bed. People who love to binge-watch, this is surely the time to see all the shows that we had put on hold, thanks to our taxing jobs.View this post on InstagramQuarantine Day 3. Canât deal, Feels surreal The paranoia is real, maybe its her way of putting us back on an even keel. #hiddentalents #rhymeslayer #selfiekingA post shared by (@arjunkapoor)
Priyanka Chopra is having the best time staying indoors, spending some quality time with her pet pooch Gino. The actress took to her Instagram handle to share pictures of herself cuddling with her dog saying, "Staying home during this time is the safest thing to do. @ginothegerman giving mommy hugs makes it so much better."View this post on InstagramStaying home during this time is the safest thing to do. @ginothegerman giving mommy hugs makes it so much better.. ð¸ @CavanaughjamesA post shared by (@priyankachopra)
Well, you can, without any doubt, spend time with your dogs because they cannot get infected by Coronavirus. For those of you who have dogs at home, spend some time with those fur-balls unlike those work days where you come home to your pets all tired.
Ayushmannâs brother Aparshakti has also started to work on his poetry during this self-isolation and in fact, his recent piece tells you to introspect on when was the last time that you had the time to connect with your own self. He shared his poem with a post that reads, âDo you remember the last time your life was as slow as it is today? Weâve been part of the rat race since so long that we barely got time to connect even with ourselves."View this post on Instagramà¤à¤°à¤¾à¤® à¤«à¤¼à¤°à¤®à¤¾à¤ à¤à¤°à¤¸à¤¾ à¤¹à¥ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ à¤µà¤à¥à¤¤ à¤à¤µà¤¾à¤ à¤à¤°à¤¸à¤¾ à¤¹à¥ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ . . à¤¯à¥à¤ à¤²à¥à¤¤à¥à¤«à¤¼ à¤²à¤¿à¤ à¤à¤°à¤¸à¤¾ à¤¹à¥ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ à¤¨à¥à¤à¤¦ à¤®à¥à¤«à¤¼à¥à¤¤ à¤²à¤¿à¤ à¤à¤°à¤¸à¤¾ à¤¹à¥ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ . . à¤à¤¤à¥à¤®à¤¿à¤¨à¤¾à¤¨ à¤¸à¥ à¤¸à¥à¤à¥ à¤à¤°à¤¸à¤¾ à¤¹à¥ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ à¤¤à¤à¤¿à¤ à¤à¥ à¤¦à¤¬à¥à¤à¥ à¤à¤°à¤¸à¤¾ à¤¹à¥ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ . . à¤ªà¥à¤¡à¤¼ à¤à¥ à¤à¤¾à¤à¤µ à¤®à¥à¤ à¤¬à¥à¤ à¥ à¤à¤°à¤¸à¤¾ à¤¹à¥ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ à¤à¥à¤¦ à¤¸à¥ à¤à¥à¤¦ à¤à¥ à¤à¥à¤ à¤à¤¹à¤¤à¥ à¤à¤°à¤¸à¤¾ à¤¹à¥ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ . . à¤®à¤¾à¤ à¤¸à¥ à¤¬à¤¾à¤¤ à¤à¤¿à¤ à¤à¤°à¤¸à¤¾ à¤¹à¥ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ à¤ªà¤¡à¤¼à¥à¤¸à¥ à¤¸à¥ à¤®à¥à¤²à¤¾à¤à¤¼à¤¾à¤¤ à¤à¤¿à¤ à¤à¤°à¤¸à¤¾ à¤¹à¥ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ . . à¤à¤¿à¤à¤¾à¤° à¤¬à¤à¤¾à¤ à¤à¤°à¤¸à¤¾ à¤¹à¥ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ à¤à¤¿à¤¶à¥à¤° à¤¦à¤¾ à¤à¥ à¤à¤¾à¤¨à¥ à¤à¤¾à¤ à¤à¤°à¤¸à¤¾ à¤¹à¥ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ à¤¸à¤ à¤ªà¥à¤à¥ à¤¤à¥ à¤à¤à¥à¤à¥ à¤¸à¥ à¤®à¤¨ à¤¹à¥ à¤®à¤¨ à¤®à¥à¤¸à¥à¤à¥à¤°à¤¾à¤ à¤à¤°à¤¸à¤¾ à¤¹à¥ à¤à¤¯à¤¾à¥¤ . . - à¤à¤ªà¤¾à¤°à¤¶à¤à¥à¤¤à¤¿ à¤à¥à¤°à¤¾à¤¨à¤¾ð . . Do you remember the last time your life was as slow as it is today? Weâve been part of the rat race since so long that we barely got time to connect even with ourselves. Today, I canât help but see a bright side of this pandemic. A side which is telling us to slow down, to reflect, to introspect, to connect with others while connecting with our own selves. Also, let's try not to panic. As the most intelligent species on earth, we definitely will find ways to tackle it, cure it and come out of it stronger, as we always have. Till then, let's remember - we are all in this together â¤A post shared by (@aparshakti_khurana)
Aparshakti added, "Today, I canât help but see a bright side of this pandemic. A side which is telling us to slow down, to reflect, to introspect, to connect with others while connecting with our own selves."
He ended his post by asking his followers not to panic, âAlso, let's try not to panic. As the most intelligent species on earth, we definitely will find ways to tackle it, cure it and come out of it stronger, as we always have. Till then, let's remember - we are all in this together.â
We know itâs hard to stay indoors for days at a stretch but you can surely take tips from these celebs on how to make use of it in the best way possible.