Smita Gondkar: The lockdown helped me rekindle my love for cooking

Smita Gondkar, had a busy September as the actress had been overseeing the construction of her Goa guesthouse. The last we spoke with the ‘Mr & Mrs Unwanted’ actress, she told us that she was supervising interior work of her Mumbai home. Smita, who had been living all alone in Mumbai during the lockdown, says that the period of isolation helped her rekindle her love for food and cooking, something that she enjoyed doing during her stay in the Bigg Boss Marathi house.

“One thing that I learnt while staying in the Bigg Boss house is patience which helped me stay sane through the lockdown. However, I would like to emphasise that I fell in love with cooking all over again during the show, which helped me during the lockdown,” says the Mumbaicha Dabewala actress, who loves food cooked by her mum.

Known for her work in films like ‘Premacha Jholjhal’, ‘Gadbad Gondal’, ‘Wanted Bayko Number One’ etc. Smita, who has a degree in Hotel Management, confesses that she was never fond of cooking before being a part of the show, however, she only enjoys it when there are a lot of people around her. “We used to cook for a lot of people and I think, it was the memories of those people on the show and happiness I got by feeding them, emboldened me to rekindle my love for cooking in the lockdown. In fact, I would call up Resham tai (Tipnis), who was also a contestant on the show, to discuss the new dishes we were making and ask for tips on how to recreate the dishes that we made on the show. In a way, it helped me connect with myself,” says Smita.