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Ruhii Singh on the lockdown, her Insta live sessions #YuhiWithRuhi, her upcoming projects and more

Ruhii Singh

By: Murtuza Nullwala

Just like everyone Calendar Girls actress Ruhii Singh is also stuck in her house because of the lockdown. But well, she is doing a lot of productive things during the lockdown including her Insta live sessions named #YuhiWithRuhi.

We recently interacted with the actress and spoke to her about her Insta lives, how she is spending the lockdown, her upcoming projects, and a lot more…

Here are some snippets from our interaction…

How are you spending this lockdown period?

I have been quite on a schedule during the lockdown, have been waking up early, meditating, catching up on my reading, working out, watching lots of series and films. I’m quite happy to be honest, so far. Been introspecting and speaking to my family a lot.

 You started your own Insta live sessions #YuhiWithRuhi, how did you get this idea?

I thought this would be a great way to entertain my fans and also catch up with my friends from the industry. The title #YuhiWithRuhi gives me the freedom to do anything regarding content, I don’t need to stick to a format, and have the freedom to make fun and new content for my fans. But I’m also really happy and thrilled with the response I got for the live chat. From musicians to actors to directors, I have some really talented guests and I am super excited about the next one.

You have already done live sessions with many celebs like Madhur Bhandarkar, Salim Merchant, Shaan, and others. Which celebs do you wish to talk to in the future through #YuhiWithRuhi?

In the future, I am planning a lot of things in regards to my live chats, like a transformation week on #YuhiWithRuhi, where I’ll be talking to several fitness and lifestyle experts, a dietician, a motivational speaker, etc. It will be about physical and mental healing, and overall well being. I think we greatly need it in times like these.

Before the lockdown was announced were you shooting for any of your projects?

Yes, I was shooting for a web series with Sanjay Mishra sir, directed by Avinash Das and finished another thriller with Prateik Babbar, waiting for them to release. I also finished a bilingual film with Kajal Aggarwal and Vishnu Manchu.

Many actors have stated that they are ready for pay cuts after the lockdown. What do you have to say about it?

Well, it is indeed the need of the hour to adjust and adapt and keep on working. Difficult times are coming and we need to support each other and cooperate for the industry to keep running and for projects to take off.

You started your career with Calendar Girls and then starred in a movie titled Ishq Forever, but we haven’t seen you in any other Bollywood film. Were you not offered any interesting projects or you decided to become selective?

I was being offered very similar and easily replaceable kind of roles, and I didn’t want to do meaningless work. I have always been very serious about my acting career, I’d rather do good work or not at all. I also learned from some of my previous mistakes in regards to choosing projects. So, I took a break, worked on my acting skills, reinvented myself, and signed this web series with Sanjay Mishra sir, I am very happy about it. I would love to do some international work though, that has always been my dream. Art shouldn’t have any borders and I would love to a part of a project overseas.

As an outsider, do you feel it is difficult to make a mark in Bollywood?

Yes absolutely. It is very difficult. There’s a lot of competition and not much encouragement. In fact, you face failure almost every single day. But as Rome wasn’t built in a day, you have to keep on moving ahead, one step at a time. You cannot have a plan B, because I personally feel that it means you don’t have the required faith in yourself, and you cannot give up. But it’s also absolutely integral to very clearly be aware if you have the necessary skill set for this profession or not. You have to be rational and not unrealistic.

You are also very active on TikTok. But there has been a lot of debate about banning it as it is an app made by a Chinese company. What do you have to say about the whole scenario?

I use social media for entertainment purposes only. Most of the people using the app are Indian, and it’s quite a user friendly and easy to use. As long as we are using it only for light-hearted entertainment, I don’t see a problem as such. The content should be monitored, however, because of the large number of people using the app.

 

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So, once the lockdown is over, what’s the first thing you would do?

Go on a solo vacation! I will go to the mountains or maybe scuba diving. I definitely need some thrill in my life after being at home for so long.

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