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Actor Yesha Rughani, like many actors is currently shooting in a bio-bubble and is away in Vadodra. Like an array of TV shows, Sab TV's Hero - Gayab Mode On has relocated to Vadodra, Gujarat for shooting. Incidentally, Rughani's hometown Rajkot is only miles away but she obviously cannot go.
In an interview with ETimes TV, Rughani opened up on the experience of shooting in a bio-bubble, the struggles of it and also willing to do a Gujarati project, which is also her mother tongue.
She said, "Shooting now is a completely different experience and we are strictly following all safety guidelines. We have created a strict bio-bubble at the hotel and we have been shooting in the hotel premises, which makes me feel secure. We aren’t going out for anything and although one of my best friends from my college days stays here, I can’t meet her due to the prevailing situation. However, there are days when she sends home-cooked food for me. The show’s makers are taking great care of us and there’s a cook also for us, so food isn’t an issue at all. I love dhokla because it’s my comfort food and whenever I crave for it, I ask the hotel chef to prepare it for me. This has been a difficult phase for the TV industry but I believe that we will emerge stronger from this crisis. I also feel blessed to be working right now."
She added, "The second wave of the COVID-19 virus has been devastating and every day, you get to hear about disturbing news. All of us have lost loved ones during this pandemic and during such times, it’s very difficult to stay away from the family. It makes you feel vulnerable and you can’t run away from reality. Mental health is a big concern right now. In fact, each day feels like an emotional battle but once the camera starts rolling, I forget everything and give it my best shot. In a way, it keeps me sane and as actors, if we can bring a smile on the faces of people with our work, then it’s a good feeling."
Talking about doing a Gujarati project, she said, "I love my mother tongue and so, I really want to do a Gujarati project-the medium doesn’t really matter. I also love to listen to Gujarati songs daily and Vhalam Aavo Ne (from the film Love Ni Bhavai) is among my favourites."