Shot-at-home videos are for self-satisfaction: Vikas Sethi
As soon as the lockdown was implemented in the country, social media usage increased rapidly. With that came the newest trend of shot-at-home videos. And soon everyone started to flaunt their skills in cooking, dancing, etc. Even celebrities joined the league by posting videos of them cleaning utensils, moping their houses, etc. Actor Vikas Sethi feels that these videos are simply a way to keep one busy.
“Shot-at-home videos are for your self-satisfaction, it won’t generate revenue. It’s a way to keep yourself busy,” he said.
“Everybody wants to be the talk of the town, I mean everybody wants to show their presence. But to each his own. They can do whatever they want and nobody should be judged on this. Personally, I enjoy seeing Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra’s video. Sometimes even I make such videos. These days, if you are now not on social media then no one will know you,” Vikas added.
Maharashtra is one of the most badly affected states by the coronavirus. It has so far recorded over 44,000 Covid-19 cases, out of which Mumbai alone has over 27000 cases. With the cases increasing rapidly in the country, social distancing has become the new normal.
Giving his opinion on the same, the actor said, “We all should carry an umbrella just like the people in Kerala. With that it will be easy to maintain a proper distance. This disease is not going to go away soon, so all we can do is just take care of ourselves.”
India is currently in the fourth phase of lockdown and people have been inside their homes for over 59 days now. The pandemic gave rise to financial crisis as well and almost every sector, like the entertainment industry, has been affected by it. This is causing a lot of stress in people and is affecting their mental health too.
When Vikas was questioned about it, he said, “My frustration level is very high as I was about to start some new things and suddenly everything got shut. We are just spending money and there is no source of income right now.
“With regards to mental health, you can talk to people - be it your parents, wife, brother, or anyone - because this is a stressful situation and we are facing it because of some fools. For example, when alcohol shops were opened, everyone was out on the roads standing in queue, those are the same people who are saying that they don’t have money to survive or eat food.”
The pandemic has also delayed the release dates of movies. Some movies, like “Angrezi Medium”, took a hit as the government ordered to shut down theatres as well because of the outbreak. The movie was soon released on Disney+ Hotstar. Now Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer “Gulabo Sitabo” is all set to start streaming on Amazon Prime Video from June 12.
Vikas feels that since the makers are left with no other option, they are releasing their movies on OTT platforms.
“Everyone wants to survive and people can’t wait to release movies in theatre so they are releasing it on OTT platform, as there is no option,” he said.
India is in the fourth phase of lockdown and the government recently lifted restrictions on most of the nonessential items too. Talking about his biggest learning during this time, he said, “Family is important and so is work, but being safe has become more important now, so we are just staying at home. Lockdown has taught us that we can live our life happily without materialistic things.”
Vikas loves gardening and he starts his day in his garden. And, he is even flaunting his cooking skills in the kitchen. He said, “Nowadays, I am cooking different dishes like lemon chicken and many more.
When asked about his plans once things go back to normal. He said, “First, I will bring my mother back from Ludhiana.”
Now, isn’t that sweet?