Janhvi Kapoor shares her relatable feelings about coronavirus
Janhvi Kapoor wrote a heart-warming Instagram post about all the things she's learnt during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown. In her post, the actress also opened up to her followers on everything she’s thankful for in life.
Being in lockdown has forced many to be more self-reliant, grateful and humble than ever before. While more than half of the country's population worries about sustaining their livelihoods on a daily basis, some of us have the privilege of enduring this global crisis in relative comfort. To ease the suffering of thousands across India, celebrities are now also coming forward with monetary contributions and encouraging their followers to not just be thankful for those who are working tirelessly in the midst of the coronavirus scare, but also take social distance during the COVID-19 outbreak seriously. Among the many Bollywood stars who are relying heavily on social media to communicate with their followers is Janhvi Kapoor, who poured her heart out to her Instagram followers with a special post, "Things I've learnt after a week of self-isolation."
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Janhvi Kapoor's heartfelt Instagram post — which has received lots of love from fans and Bollywood celebrities, including her actress-cousin Sonam Kapoor Ahuja — begins with, "I’ve learnt that I feel most liberated in this lockdown. It's liberating to know you don't really need all the things you thought you did. To be free from all the plans and anxieties, all the things I thought I needed to do and say and hear to feel good about myself." The Dhadak star's open letter on Instagram addressed every aspect of her celebrity life that she felt she took for granted before she was confined to her home, away from public attention. Kapoor began the list with simple luxuries — a supply of groceries, time at home and time out of the home. "I’ve learnt that I relied on too many people for too many things," she wrote. "It’s a blessing to have things in excess and abundance the way I do," the actress admitted in her note.
Being in an industry that requires a "constant need to be seen," the star says she has learnt that it’s nice to take a break from the shutterbugs every now and then, and focus on what truly matters — health, family and mental peace. While others use this time to practise their cooking skills, deep clean their homes and exercise, Janhvi Kapoor has been seen spending her time off from the world painting with her younger sister, Khushi Kapoor, discovering new music and watching movies, perhaps in an effort to enjoy the simpler things in life.
As her note progressed, Janhvi Kapoor also touched upon the importance of family, and how being at home has helped her discover new things about her parents — Bollywood film producer Boney Kapoor and the late movie icon, Sridevi. The 23-year-old revealed that she can still feel her mother's presence in their home, writing, "I've learnt that I can still smell my mother in her dressing room." She also shared an insight that many working professionals may have begun to notice about their own parents, while in quarantine: "I’ve learnt that my father misses me. Before lockdown, whenever he was home, he would wait for Khushi [her younger sister] and me to come back from work or from meetings or from our friend's houses to spend time with us. I would never see him wait. But when I wake up now and go across the hall and see him alone on the sofa smiling because he has us to himself the whole day, I can picture him sitting in the same place waiting alone for us to come home."
Happy Birthday Papa ❤️ you always ask me where I get my energy from papa and I get it from you. Seeing you wake up and doing what you love with more passion every single day, seeing you fall but get up even stronger, seeing you broken but giving us and everyone else strength when they need it. You’re the best man I’ll ever know. You inspire me, encourage me, you’ve always been the best dad but now you’re my best friend. I love you. I’m going to make you so proud. You deserve all the happiness in the world and I hope and pray this year is full of just that in abundance for you.
While it might not always be easy for a public figure to get candid with the world, this is not the first time Janhvi Kapoor has tapped into her emotions openly. She has, time and again, shared intimate messages for her loved ones on social media. "Seeing you fall but get up even stronger, seeing you broken but giving us and everyone else strength when they need it... you're the best man I'll ever know," Kapoor wrote about her father back in 2019, on the occasion of his birthday.