3 Idiots actor Omi Vaidya recently spoke to Hindustan Times over a telephonic interview. Omi Vaidya is best known in India for portraying the role of Chatur in the Aamir Khan starrer 3 Idiots. In the interview, Vaidya has opened up about dealing with anxiety during the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown and pandemic.
Vaidya said that the pandemic did not just affect him mentally but also affected his physical health. He said, "I lost eight kilograms in just the first three weeks, from not being able to eat, and running around to get essentials. I have never felt this anxiety before. We are so helpless, that’s luckily subsided by now. Unfortunately, in some ways, we have gotten used to it, this new normal. That was hard."
Vaidya also said that as a regular actor the current time is very jarring. He said, "There’s also the existential crisis as an actor, or whatever you want to call me, influencer or celebrity. I don’t have a purpose right now. What can I do? Donate money; that’s about it. I work with a couple of copywriters from India, we wrote a very engaging and hilarious Hindi speech on corona, which I put up on Instagram."
He concluded saying, "Here, they gave us a couple of days, in India it was like ‘it’s locked’ that was in a way good. Here it was crazy, there were lines of people everywhere, people going all over, which would spread the disease more. I went out, everybody else stayed in, my wife and two kids, who are in school. How would we, me and my wife do our work, both of us have jobs. We made sure that we gave our children engaging stuff, not just TV."