I plan to get back to work from next month: Ananya Chatterjee

The lockdown has made Ananya Chatterjee introspect about her life and a lot more. “Nature is taking its revenge on us for what we did to it for years. It is sad that it’s only after the pandemic that we are talking about washing hands frequently. Seriously, it should be a basic habit of any human being. Maintaining hygiene is the most important thing for everyone’s safety, but we needed a virus to remind us of that,” said the actress.

On the work front, she said she recently dubbed for a TV commercial. “But I am hardly going out of my house, as I stay with my elderly mother. The ongoing pandemic has brought with it a list of restrictions that are even more stringent for senior citizens, so I am a little scared for my mother. I am not even signing any project at this moment. But I plan to get back to work from next month. This uncertainty all around is killing everyone from within. How many films can you watch in a day? How much can you read? So, at times when I feel down, I go for a walk or dance, as that acts as a stress buster for me.”

After years, on May 30, which is Rituparno Ghosh’s death anniversary, Ananya watched Abhohoman for which she had bagged the National Film Award for Best Actress. “It was so nostalgic when I watched the film; so many memories of working with Ritu da. I even watched a few episodes of Subarnalata, where I played the titular character which was being aired on television during the lockdown,” said Ananya.