In the latest instalment of mid-day’s special series, Bollywood actress Neetu Kapoor talks about the year that changed her life and how, towards the end, she also beat COVID with yoga, discipline and a big dose of positivity
In a post on Instagram on Dec 29, 2020, Neetu Kapoor spoke about her experience of the year
apoorIn a year that tested everyone’s resilience, Bollywood actress Neetu Kapoor coped with her husband’s passing, resumed work after several years and beat COVID-19 at 60+ years in 2020. In an exclusive chat with mid-day, Neetu talks about recovery at her age, going back to work and how yoga and positivity helped her. Neetu said, “There is a little bit of brain fog sometimes. Yoga is helping me come out of that. I did pranayams, anulom-vilom and kapaal bhaarti at least thrice a week to expand the lungs.”
“My gut had a hard time, which can make you feel listless and weak. I would soak leftover rice in half a glass of water overnight and have a spoonful of the water. This builds gut bacteria.”
An Instagram post shows Neetu Singh with her team on the sets of the film
Neetu doesn’t know how she contracted the virus. “Many others on the set of Jug Jugg Jeeyo got infected. But I was feeling terribly guilty, so I came back, self-quarantined and after testing negative, in around 10 days, I resumed work. Everyone was young and said that Neetu auntie would need time to recover, but I made it.”
Things were tough initially. “I was being made to quarantine in Chandigarh but I wanted to return. Karan (Johar) arranged for me to be put in a plastic enclosure and transported in a charter air ambulance.
“At home, my staff would leave my tray of food outside. I was on the floor below, while they were upstairs. My staff was outstanding! They told me they’d rather get COVID than leave me alone. They never took off their masks. In the morning, I would let fresh air come in. Although they were around four or five people, none got infected,” Neetu said.