Coronavirus in Bollywood: Prakash Raj On The Lessons He Has Learnt From The Outbreak
Prakash Raj and his family recently moved into their farmhouse in Andhra Pradesh following the pandemic. He is making the most of his free time by spending it with his family and working on the farm. Here is everything COVID-19 has taught him!
Public figures in India including actors and politicians have been extremely vocal about their opinion regarding the coronavirus outbreak and how it should be dealt with. They all have urged people to stay at home while advocating the importance of social distancing and self-isolation in these trying times. Actor-politician Prakash Raj is no different. The renowned personality recently took over The Indian Express Facebook Page and weighed in on the situation in a live session. The star and his family recently moved into their farmhouse in Andhra Pradesh following the pandemic. He is making the most of his free time by spending it with his family and working on the farm.
“I am enjoying it. Being on the farm or being away from people is not new to me. I am having a conversation with nature here. It is important to me more than anything else,” he said. Prakash added, “People should not think that being at home is boring. You should use this time to bond with your family. Also, think why we are in such a crisis and why we are in quarantine.”
Prakash also stressed on the need to help out daily wage workers and the underprivileged. “I have decided to reach out to 1000 families. This society has made me rich enough to do so. If you can’t help 1000 families, just help one family,” he advised, adding he too is trying to send relief supplies to daily wage workers of the film fraternity. He has already sent rice bags to the Film Employees Federation of South India and is also contributing to director Pawan Kumar’s relief fund to support daily wage earners in the Kannada film industry. “We are not prepared for these things. And when they come, it is the only human spirit of trying to help one another that makes this life beautiful and brings meaning to humanity,” he stated.
The actor said that the coronavirus hit has taught him many lessons. “I have realized the value of earth, the value of being simple and the value of having healthy habits. We need to be sensible to the environment. Now you see the whole world has clear air because traffic has gone. You can see dolphins coming to Italy’s shores. I saw deers coming on Pollachi roads. Nature is reclaiming its space. I think we need to understand that we need to coexist on this earth,” he said. “We have realized that we are helpless in front of nature. So be prepared with our basic health facilities and education. And see that our tax money is invested in certain things that make us prepared to face such things,” Prakash concluded.