As the saying goes, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.
Bollywood denizens are doing all sorts of creative, constructive activities to keep themselves occupied and upbeat.
Some of them are baking while some have moved on to greener pastures.
Ritu Nandal peeks into these glamour worshippers-turned-gardeners.
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We like the Angrezi Medium& actor’s three-point agenda — reconnect, replenish, revive.
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Bollywood’s fitness conscious are doing everything to keep the mind as healthy as their body.
Quarantine has helped Bipasha discover new things about herself.
And growing your own fruit is part of that curve.
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Everything Mouni touches is Gold.
One can surely say that about her lovely garden.
The actress posted pictures of her watering plants along with a poem — Trees by Joyce Kilmer.
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Plants are no different from babies, believes Shreyas.
And he’s happy to tend to his delightful balcony garden with all his tender loving care.
Saif Ali Khan
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We cannot get enough of Saif and Taimur doing their bit to make the world a greener place.
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Be it as Mrs FunnyBones or Brown Girl With a Green Thumb, Twinkle is full of surprise.
In her own words, ‘Can’t cook, can’t dance, can’t even make small talk, but give me a tiny piece of land and I will give it so much love that it can’t help but love me back’.
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The hugely talented actress of films like Qissa, Manto and Mirzapur has turned dedicated gardener during lockdown.
She even talks to her plants!
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She may have played a disastrous cook in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, but Chirpy Chawla is quite the green magician when it comes to her real life garden.
Methi, coriander, tomatoes, you name it.
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Dharam Paaji is spending quality time at his farm house and enjoying the fruits of his ‘kisaan at heart’ efforts feasting on fresh produce.
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Daughter Esha keenly follows in her father’s footsteps.
Especially with no ‘maali‘ around.
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Dia’s little green space is as cheerful as the actress.
Look, a pretty hibiscus popped up to say hello.
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The social media star likens watching plants you nurture bear vegetables and fruits to seeing your child grow up.
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And those gorgeous, pristine white frangipanis in Deepika’s apartment are the star’s labour of love.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Bhumi Pednekar/Instagram
Bet there’s a steady supply of veggies and fruits in the Pednekar household.