Like most across the country, actress Juhi Chawla is confined to her home. In a candid chat she reveals her daily routine since the lockdown and everything new she’s started on.
The lockdown has not been too nerve-wracking for Juhi, from what she tells us.
“I feel the time spent at home passes very well. Being behind the four walls is being safe. I am also doing a few household chores as some of our house helps haven’t been coming to work,” Juhi says.
Household chores aside, Juhi’s day starts with filling in for her priest who hasn’t been visiting since the lockdown.
“So, the first thing I do at home is to perform the puja, which feels great. A little later, I head down to water my garden,” says Juhi, who tells us that she’s been planting greens such as fenugreek and coriander. “I’ve understood that while sowing seeds, some compost is important too. The coriander that had begun to grow in the trench I’d dug in the garden died without the compost. While I am sad about that, I am happy I’ve learnt a few gardening mantras. And if my plants grow well, I may even share those mantras on social media.”
Of her two kids, Juhi managed to get her son Arjun back home from his boarding school abroad before the last call for the lockdown.
Her daughter, Jhanvi, is with her paternal grandparents in Uganda, who live in an estate far from town. “They’re all fine. And it’s wonderful to have Arjun home and to eat together at mealtime. I feel this lockdown has been good for the family-bonding time we’ve got,” Juhi says.