By Chaitanya Padukone
Vivacious Reyhnaa Pandit who has now defied her hottie glam-babe fashionista off-screen image to play the fully-clad simple yet smart Aaliya Mehra in Zee TV’s popular show Kumkum Bhagya has been grabbing home-viewers attention with her performance. Workaholic that she otherwise is, Reyhnaa has also been doing some soul-searching and shares how she managed to remain stress-free during the killer corona pandemic. The versatile actress reveals how she got very insecure and worried during the lockdown last year. Even though she joined one of the most popular shows Kumkum Bhagya during the pandemic, the actress maintained a ‘sang-froid’ attitude.
As Reyhnaa shared, “The pandemic has taught me a lot of things. I have learned that one does need financial stability to survive such times. To be honest, I felt sad seeing so much pain and agony because people lost jobs and they had no way to get out of these testing times.
As an artiste, I understand the struggles our society is facing right now and how difficult it can be for everyone. Talking about insecurity, I guess everyone faces it. I wouldn’t say I’m not insecure, I do get apprehensive about my work, my life and the future I behold. I got insecure during the pandemic too. I think about everything happening in my life, but I make myself understand how to face my fears too. I take life as it comes, and I am pretty comfortable with my life now. I’m not scared of losing anything. I live by the philosophy that we were all brought to this world empty-handed by God and he has given us a purpose in life that we have to fulfill.
In the path of life we have to follow our hearts and choose our purpose in life. There is no such thing as right or wrong, but whatever serves you right at the moment you should do that. That’s my new life mantra and I guess everyone should follow it.”, insists the articulate actress. Besides Reyhnaa (Aaliya), the show Kumkum Bhagya with its intriguing plot offers an authentic portrayal of relatable riveting characters like Abhi (Shabbir Ahluwalia), Pragya (Sriti Jha), Rhea (Pooja Banerjee), Tanu (Leena Jumani), Ranbir (Krishna Kaul) and Prachi (Mugdha Chapekar).