Exactly a year ago, on March 23, 2020, India came to a standstill as PM Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown in the entire country. Utilizing the free time at home to the fullest were our Bollywood celebrities who made sure to inspire us all in many ways amid the lockdown. Be it with their cleaning skills or upping their grooming game, B-town celebs left no stone unturned in entertaining us.
Today, as we complete 1 year of the first-ever lockdown, here's a look back at all the things that Bollywood actors did at home and gave us a clue on how to spend time amid a nationwide lockdown.
Posting a video of herself washing the utensils at home, one of Bollywood’s leading ladies, Katrina Kaif said that she has to wash the dishes as her house-help is in self-quarantine. Not only this, the actress even cleaned the house with a broom everyday and counted it as a part of her fitness routine.
Just like Katrina, actor, Kartik Aaryan also had to wash dishes due to the absence of his maid. The actor called the cleaning sessions as “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki…”
Continuing with her trend of 'productivity in the time of COVID-19', Deepika Padukone spent her time at home organising pulses and other essentials in her kitchen. The actor shared insights from her days indoors on Instagram through different episodes.
While self-distancing herself during coronavirus, Malaika Arora showed off her cooking skills on Instagram. She cooked a “Malabari veg stew for the soul” and said that everyone is sure to love it and it goes best with rice and gluten-free, vegan-chickpea bread.
From baking cakes with sister Rysa Panday to baking cookies, Ananya did it all during the lockdown. The young actress made sure to keep boredom at bay as she took on some baking responsibilities with her sister.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Shilpa Shetty Kundra also indulged in some houseld work when her househelp could not show up during the lockdown. The actress shared a hilarious video of cleaning her garden.
IN-HOUSE SALON SERVICES
Anushka Sharma, acted as an absolute pro, when she cut Virat Kohli's hair and well, did a fantastic job at it. Surprisingly, she did it with a pair of kitchen scissors and gave him an uber-cool gradual fade.
Vicky Kaushal's luscious curls had grown out during the isolation phase but since he couldn't step out, he chose to do it at home. Thanks to his younger brother, Sunny Kaushal who turned into a professional hairstylist and gave him a nice high fade short quiff.
With salons across the country being closes, leading to many experimenting with DIY (do it yourself) haircuts, Rajkummar Rao hopped on the bandwagon and gave his girlfriend Patralekhaa a trim.
Alia Bhatt's beau Ranbir Kapoor came to her rescue when the actress needed a quick trim at home, with salons being shut during the lockdown. Alia shared a photo of her new look in May 2020 and thanked her 'multitalented loved one who rose to the occasion when she was in need of a chop chop'.
From cooking, baking, and doing each other’s pedicure, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Anand Ahuja knew how to give a cute spin to basic life hacks, like a haircut. Amid the 21-day lockdown, the Bollywood actor engaged in giving her husband Anand a haircut and the result was impressive.
Kriti Sanon's shorter, shoulder-grazing blunt lob was also a result of a DIY job. Her at-home hairstylist of choice was her sister, Nupur, who tried her hand at cutting hair for the first time and well, we were quite impressed with the result.
WORKOUT FROM HOME
From squats to lunges, Katrina Kaif and celebrity trainer Yasmin Karachiwala started the trend of working out at home by regularly training in their individual homes via video calls. The actress even listed out how many reps she did and the kind of workout she followed, with gyms being shut for most of the year in 2020.
Sara Ali Khan
Sara Ali Khan spent her workout at home sessions with intensive Tabata workouts of 20 seconds each including burpees, squat jumps, mountain climbers, reverse lunges, shoulder taps in high plank, jumping jacks and more. Brother Ibrahim Ali Khan became the actress' workout partner and the two often shared workout videos together.
New kid on the block, Alaya F, also tried to stay fit with yoga. Although she’s a beginner, she successfully managed to pull off all the poses by watching YouTube tutorials at home. during the lockdown.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Who better than Shilpa Shetty Kundra to turn to for fitness advice right? The actress spent her lockdown period practicing yoga. She also urged people to keep stretching and strengthening their muscles to avoid long-term, severe pain.
Esha Gupta posted a lot of workout pictures with complicated yoga poses and stretches. Not only yoga poses but the actress also showed how to avoid menstrual cramps and pain through several exercises.
Jacqueline Fernandez stepped into a zen mode with her yoga routines. The actress kept sharing relaxation techniques at home to tune out all the outside chaos. Her impressive videos became a source of motivation for many.