Coronavirus has taken centre-stage in the lives of all humans around the world. And in the wake of the 21-day nationwide lockdown in India, most people are rediscovering themselves, doing things they otherwise would not have had the time for! Needless to say, our B-town celebrities are no exception to this rule! While some are using this break to spend quality time with family and are focusing on fitness, household chores, others are pursuing old hobbies or even taking up new ones!
Owing to the lockdown, the charismatic actor-model Urvashi Sharma, known for her stint in films like Naqaab, Baabarr, Khatta Meetha, Chakradhaar among others and for her elegant appearance in songs like Atif Aslam’s ‘Doorie’ and Mika’s ‘Something Something’ has also taken up a new passion, of that of candle-making and embroidery. “Lately, I’ve taken up on candle and flower making, embroidery, knitting and beading work. I have also been painting besides spending quality time with my children. All in all, it’s been a very productive quarantine!” says Urvashi.
Married to acclaimed actor-entrepreneur Sachiin J. Joshi who is currently stuck in Dubai, the couple have two beautiful kids, a daughter named Samaira and a son named Shivansh. “Creativity is my passion. I don’t do anything ordinary… Every corner of our lovely home has a special touch by me,” enthuses Urvashi Sharma whose hands are currently full with a detailed embroidery work on Lord Shiva that she is focusing on. “I take about 2-3 weeks to make one,” she avers, having, earlier, created embroidered work on Sai Baba, Hanuman, Lord Ganesha, Jesus, Mother Mary and baby Jesus.
One can also see the Maa Kali, Shiva and Parvati painted on stones at Urvashi and Sachiin’s lavish home. “I love art and crafts and I find time to do it every day. I’ll be selling these to raise funds for our Big Brother Foundation,” expresses Urvashi. Set up in 2012 as a not-for-profit initiative, Big Brother Foundation is the passionate endeavour of the visionary couple Urvashi Sharma-Sachiin J. Joshi, for empowering underprivileged children and women in rural India. Recently, the foundation has been in the news for conducting nationwide food distribution drives and helping the people in need during these tough times.
For a lot of people, quarantine is a forced break but to Urvashi Sharma, “It is the best time for me to do all of it. We always find time for the things that we are passionate about”.