Going de-glam! Bollywood and Television actors enjoy household chores during self-quarantine

Updated: 26 March, 2020 15:12 IST | Nikita Wagh
  • Malaika Arora

    Malaika Arora: The fitness freak diva is making the most of the quarantine time. While she has taken her wellness venture online and enjoying time with her son Arhaan Khan, Malla is also brushing up her culinary skills. "I love to cook! I love cooking for my family and friends but with my busy schedule, I hardly get time to pursue this passion of mine. But with this self-isolation upon us, I thought of utilising this time in a constructive and healthy way by cooking some sumptuous and delicious 'Malabari veg stew for the soul'. I have got this recipe from mom Joyce Arora and a bit from my friend Maunika, who's a lovely cook. Everyone at home simply loves this stew and we are going to have it with some white rice and some delicious gluten-free, vegan chickpea bread that my friend Raveena made for me. M in for a lovely treat, I hope you too utilise this time to do something positive and healthy. Stay calm and stay safe!," said Malaika in her Instagram post.

  • Sayantani Ghosh

    Sayantani Ghosh: "Well I'm inspired by so many..seeing others do some really good things while they are staying at home! This morn for me is about inspiration, n not being dependent on anyone !! This is how my mornings are going to be for some time...also it burns calories.... but on a serious note, let's all b careful n cautious !! Health n hygiene should be our utmost priority !! Not only keep urself n yourself house clean, but Tk care of the small things ..like our doorknobs, bells, the buttons on the lifts, our keys n most importantly our phones!! Cleaning these are a must coz we are always in contact with these things !! I hope I can motivate a few like how others have motivated me!!! And let's all motivate each other and sail through these hard times ...let's stay at home as much as we can!! Let's wash our hands frequently ...Let's play those indoor games, have Ghar ka khana, have beautiful n meaningful conversations with our family, read that amazing book, binge watch our fav shows, have those pillow fights with our siblings, take that afternoon nap, sip on the eve tea while viewing the sunset, learn something new like cooking/painting, meditate, water those plants personally, spend time with ur pets....... let's make this time safe, healthy and beautiful for us n our loved ones!!," wrote the Naagin actress.

  • Hina Khan

    Hina Khan: "#NoOneInNoOneOut since we have stopped calling our domestic help due to Covid-19.. Mommy says (Ab khud Kaam karo, I will only cook) And This video is for one purpose only, entertainment entertainment entertainment for us and you all. A tribute to mine and all the mothers out there who do all the house chores day in and day out without a complaint. And being a creative person with a lot of free time .. I will make sure that I keep you guys entertained even if I am quarantined.. #NoVirusCanStopCreativity," said the Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai actress.

  • Hina Khan

    She further added, "This is my take with a little tadka of entertainment on how we should help them in these times especially because now we're home and well-rested. Also made me realise how difficult it is and yet she does it with perfection and in ease every single day." She had a point!

  • Varun Dhawan

    Varun Dhawan:The Coolie No 1 actor tried his hand at cooking an omelette in his kitchen, and he shared a video on his stories on Instagram. Just like Katrina, Varun too gave a running commentary while cooking the 'anda' (as he called in the video). He shared an interesting anecdote about how he actually used to cook a lot of things when he was in university as a student. "And now I'm trying my hand at it again," said Varun Dhawan in the video.

  • Kriti Sanon and Nupur Sanon

    Kriti Sanon and Nupur Sanon: Wardrobe cleaning! As she mentioned in her Instagram story, the "messy" girls were busy cleaning up the closet. In the videos shared by Kriti, we could see Nupur sitting inside the wardrobe and helping her sister.

  • Karanvir Bohra

    Karanvir Bohra: Amid coronavirus lockdown, actor Karanvir Bohra requested men to help their wives in cleaning up the house and doing other household works. "Leading by example, cleaning and feeding babies. When Teejay (Karanvir's wife) does other chores, I share the workload during these times of #quarantine. P.S.....This pic may seem funny, but it's the fact, with schools shut, and with no hired help for a lot of people during these times, it would be great if the men help the women out at home," he said.

  • Nargis Fakhri

    Nargis Fakhri: "Are you bored?" she asked her fans on Instagram and shared a quirky and one of the most entertaining videos among the celebrities during self-quarantine. Fans were left in splits to see Nargis' hilarious TikTok video, where she was seen doing her dishes, doing the laundry, cleaning up her wardrobe, mopping the floor and other household chores!

  • Oh, wait! This too happened. Nargis Fakhri may have not managed to entertain the cine-goers with her acting prowess in Bollywood films, but her Instagram account clearly looks super-entertaining.

  • Kartik Aaryan

    Kartik Aaryan: His monologue on Coronavirus wowed social media and even the Prime Minister of the country. Later, he gave a quirky twist to cheering and clapping initiative by PM Narendra Modi, for the ones who are serving during the coronavirus crisis. The actor was seen beating a plate and also wearing a pan on his head. And now, his sister Kritika Tiwari shared a video of the actor doing the dishes. She captioned it - Don't mistake this for Quarantine. This is the usual scene at home. Kartik quirkily reposted the video saying, "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki.... #Repost"

  • Katrina Kaif

    Katrina Kaif: The Sooryavanshi actress seems to be using the quarantine time well, it seems, to hone her skills in household chores. "Since the house helps are also practicing self-isolation, Izzy (Katrina's sister Isabelle) and I have decided to take turns to do the washing up. I thought I would do a little professional tutorial," the actress said in a video she posted on Instagram. And she goes about with her dishwashing errand. Katrina then gets into details about the effective way to wash dishes. "First, I was deciding... should I lather each bowl, rinse it and put it in the rack? Then I decided that there was a better way to do it. Put all the dishes inside the sink, and then turn off the water so that you don't waste it. Lather all of them and put them back here and then rinse them all," she says.

  • Kavita Kaushik

    Kavita Kaushik: As can be clearly seen in the picture, Kavita opted for floor mopping, while her husband Ronit Biswas is washing dishes. "3 simple Tips on how to be better than our leaders in this fight against the virus:- 1- Divide n do all chores b/w yourself n family members and give your staff/househelp paid leaves. 2- share your food/Ration/supplies with watchmen, random people in need 3- stay the fuck at home n sanitise, do dettol and namak ke ponche!!!," wrote Kavita on social media.

  • Kishwer Merchant

    Kishwer Merchant: Cooking is one of the most essential skills for independent living and celebrities are slowly honing their culinary skills too! Kishwer has been posting loads of photos and Instagram stories while in the kitchen! "Well Well I guess I only cook when completely quarantined.. 4 years back in big boss And now in house arrest. But I am quite enjoying this time off .. taking full advantage of it, relaxing .. watching my favourite shows.. reading sometime.. playing with batuk Pablo .. going for my walks .. working out at home .. cooking too .. Tell me how you guys spending your days in self-quarantine" [sic] wrote Kishwer on her Instagram page.

  • Kishwer Merchant

    As can be seen in the picture, Kishwer surely is utilising her time at home for productivity in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic. She posted this photo of her bedroom, sitting right beside her wardrobe and busy cleaning it. Erm! with the help of her furry friends - Pablo Sexxobarr and Batuk Kishwer M Rai. She captioned this picture: Boys can you please take this fight somewhere else.. I am trying to sort out my clothes.

  • Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa

    Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa: The star-couple turned chef during the quarantine. Filmmaker Viveck Daaschaudhary too joined in to relish a great meal. Patralekhaa shared Rajkummar's picture who is seen chopping tomatoes, while Viveck is busy chopping onions. "Chopping vegetables - the first step of cooking. And if it is onions, you can wear sunglasses too," read her caption, as Rao was seen wearing a pair of glasses.

  • Patralekhaa then posted a delicious-looking picture of Chana masala, moong dal and quinoa. "Co-chef: Patralekhaa," she captioned. 

  • Debina Bonnerjee

    Debina Bonnerjee: "Self quarantined. And I have so much to do. I organised, cleansed my shoes. Mission 1 accomplished. What are you doing??," she posted.

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About The Gallery

Curfews and lockdowns in the time of Coronavirus pandemic have given showbiz actors a lot of time at hand to indulge in some household chores. Few are trying out things they never had time to even think of, let alone imagine doing. Check out how celebrities utilized their self-quarantine time!

First Published: 25 March, 2020 08:36 IST