4th June 2020

Amit Sadh: Locked Away In The Himalayas

When the  lockdown began actor Amit Sadh  was  quarantined far away  in the Himalayas , away from the madding crowd.

“I guess  that explains why I’m not restless even after two months in quarantine. I was  in a  place called  Mukhteshwar  in the forest. In fact  for three weeks  I  was in  a tent  with  no electricity no news little social media no contact with the  city. Just me in the lap of nature. Over there the  pandemic  felt like  a  distant  reality.”

Now Amit is back in  Mumbai, and  the reality  of  the  current crisis has hit him hard. “The sense  of freedom I felt  in the Himalayas is lost. That apart I can’t complain. I  always have led a  very disciplined  life, lockdown or  no. I sleep at  9 pm and wake up at  5 am. I have dinner at 6 pm. That’s  been my routine for so many years.”

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  Amit’s routine in lockdown is  identical  to a majority  of  Indians. “ I am doing what everyone  else is: cleaning, washing, masking…what the lockdown has shown us is that we are equals. I hope we remember that. I am disturbed to see racism and discrimination raise their ugly heads all  over the world again. I do hope we  don’t go back to being the  kind of  selfish civilization we  used  to be before the pandemic. If that’s the case then  we should question if we  deserve  a second shot at life.”

Amit Sadh follows a dietry routine , lockdown or no. “I  don’t eat  more or  less than usual. I eat when I am  hungry and  I eat as much as I want. Except when I have to look  a particular way for a role.Otherwise I’m always  introspective irrespective of the lockdown. I am not doing anything now that I don’t normally do. I am not binge watching any shows because I  never  do. I loved Paatal Lok. I saw Netflix’s Hollywood. It made me cry. Bollywood  should take a cue from it. This  is  what  cinema should be.”

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Amit  is not  wasting any time during the lockdown. “I am not on the  field working. In the Hills I was walking a lot. In Mumbai I am writing chatting with friends, planning a podcast show. As for  working-out, in India it is overrated.  I don’t  have access to a gym but I am  doing  my exercizes at home. But  only as much as I need.I will have to start working-out rigorously after the  lockdown for  my role in  the OTT  series Breathe.”

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