Tamannaah, who shuttled between Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai for work before the lockdown, was pretty much used to living out of a suitcase. She admits that staying put in one place for such a long period of time feels a little strange.
“In fact, I have never spent so much time in Mumbai at a stretch,” she reveals.
During the lockdown, she is trying to learn a few things from her mother, Rajani Bhatia. “I have also been working in the South Indian film industry for a while now and can speak Tamil and Telugu fluently, but not my mother tongue, Sindhi. So, these days I make it a point to talk to my mother in Sindhi. I am also learning to make some traditional dishes,” says the Baahubali actress.
These days, I often sit with her and try to learn and understand the scriptures.
She adds, “I have realised that there is so much that we can learn from our parents, and can eventually pass on to the next generation. My mother is very spiritual and religious. These days, I often sit with her and try to learn and understand the scriptures. I can’t read as fast as she does, so I do it at my own pace while understanding the meaning of it all.”
Though Tamannaah has her parents to keep her company, she says that she misses her brother, Anand, who stays in New York.
Recently, she posted a throwback picture on social media, giving a glimpse of the bond that they share. She says, “While growing up, isn’t it everyone’s goal to irritate their sibling? My brother would watch wrestling matches on TV and try those moves on me. And my mom would freak out (laughs!).” Talking about her other family members, who live in the US, she adds, “Apart from Anand, we also have other family members living there, who are medical professionals and are at the frontline. They see stuff that you and I can’t even imagine of. It’s very scary.”