Just like her contemporaries, Alaya F likes to keep herself physically fit. However, last year through the first lockdown, the actress who made her Bollywood debut with Jawaani Jaaneman, lost her momentum. She says, “When the lockdown was announced no one knew that it would go on and on for a long time. So towards the end of the first lockdown I had become unfit and a lot weaker.”
It was the phase where gyms remained shut and people refrained from venturing out due to the restrictions. “I couldn’t even do outdoor activities.” So, this year, through the lockdown Alaya utilised the time to focus upon her physical health.
“This time around, it became more about taking care of my physical health. I did a lot of yoga, which in a way also gave me mental peace.” The actress elaborated the importance of looking into mental wellness as India battled through the second wave. “It was important I did peaceful things as you watched news you could only see such heartbreaking stories. It was earth shattering, so much, that I refrained from being active on social media as it felt insensitive and disrespectful.”
She signs off saying, “It was time one shut the outside world and took good care of themselves. The second wave was very devastating and hit people very badly.” The actress is glad that the phase has gone passed by and she’s now focusing upon newer and interesting projects that have come her way.