Parents play an important role in every individual’s life. They bring us to life, shape our personality, shower unconditional love on us, take care of our needs, and are the biggest support system. As we grow up, we get busy in our lives and don’t spend enough time with our parents. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought people together. This tough time has taught us the importance of family and that we should never take them for granted. On the occasion of National Parents Day 2021, TV celebs have shared how the lockdown has brought them closer to their parents.
Sahil Phull is known for his work in Piya Rangrezz, Kaatelal & Sons and Uttaran. On Parents Day 2021, Sahil shared, “In the lockdown, many days I had to stay away from my family. It has always been like that while I shoot. But in this grave time, I had seen many people dying, or getting sick and having no one around them to take care of. And I had my parents calling time and again checking up for my health and well-being. During this time, I really understood how important it is to have someone who takes care of you. Because as an independent person, we sometimes have the impression that parents are treating us as a kid. But in this lockdown, I realised their importance in a true sense. I went back to home, when the shoots were not happening, spent a good time with family and ensured that I could give them the best of my time.”
TV actor Akash Jagga is best known for playing Kaushik Chakraborty in the popular show Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2 and Gagan Narayan in Sasural Simar Ka 2. He said, “This lockdown has really made our relationship with parents stronger. Those once in a while conversations turned to regular tasks. I have also understood one thing: that their world revolves around us. They have always been my strength and my backbone, be it good times or bad times. I believe in reality, there will always be two persons who will support you every time i.e. your mom and dad. I believe without them my life would have been incomplete.”
Sharing her feelings on Parents Day, actor and casting director Trimala Adhikari said, “I had to always stay away from my parents, because of work. I used to visit them once a year. Sometimes we get the impression that responsibility means just talking to them once a while, or just taking care of them. But in the lockdown, I realised the true sense of responsibility i.e. like making sure that I spent some time everyday; chatting with my parents. I have understood that I am their support system and so I have started being more responsible. I think that they have reached that stage where they have become kids and we have to take responsibility as they used to do when we were kids. I have also understood that they have reached an age where they need us to communicate with them , share each other’s stories and show the best of our love to them.”