Kumkum Bhagya’s Pooja Banerjee: People feel actors aren’t bothered of COVID; they forget we’ve families too

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Kumkum Bhagya star Pooja Banerjee is currently in Goa to shoot for her show. The actress along with the cast including Abhi (Shabbir Ahluwalia), Pragya (Sriti Jha), Rhea (Pooja Banerjee), Ranbir (Krishna Kaul) and Prachi (Mugdha Chapekar) have been shooting with immense safety precautions so that they can keep entertaining the viewers. However, in a statement, Pooja revealed that there is a lot of backlashes they are facing as actors for not advertising their help but that does not mean that they are not helping. She said that whatever is happening around affects them too but they are doing what they can at the moment.

Pooja said, “I feel blessed that I am able to work and entertain everyone during such a difficult time. Team Kumkum Bhagya wants to inspire people to be strong and resilient through the show. However, I must mention that people feel actors only shoot and make Insta stories and we aren’t that bothered, but they forget we’re humans and we have families too. I have friends and family members who’ve tested positive, I do check up on them and help people find beds or medicines or anything else that they need. I just don’t advertise it, but that doesn’t mean I am not helping people. Whatever is happening around us, it does impact us too. Personally, with everything that is happening in the world, social media has actually become overwhelming for me. Scrolling through several posts about the scenario of the country makes me anxious and I am trying to do my bit by helping out people in need by spreading positive messages. In difficult times like these, I really feel it is our duty to make everyone around us feel safe and secure and make them smile one way or the other and that’s what I am trying to do as well.”

She further added, “I feel people should take utmost care of themselves at the moment. We should stay indoors and try to build our immunity during this time, while also bonding with our family and friends. I have also taken this time to bond with my co-stars and read a couple of novels too. I am also ensuring that I take all precautions, including inhaling steam, wearing a mask whenever I am not shooting and drinking hot water throughout the day. I am also taking Zinc and Vitamin C tablets for building a better immunity, while also indulging in healthy food items only. I feel everyone should follow this. Also, wear masks when around people. Right now is a critical time and we should think about the long term, rather than the short term. I really hope the pandemic ends soon and we can move around and interact with everyone freely and in any city that we wish to.”

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