Alaya F is quite the talk of the B-town right now. And why not? She is talented, uber-stylish, and oh-so-vivacious. In fact, even during the lockdown, Alaya has been keeping us duly entertained with her fun posts and, of course, all that talent. Scroll through her Instagram feed and you’ll come across a video of Alaya painting her own face, making protein pancakes, effortlessly showing off really tough yoga moves, and acing it like a pro while she is at it all.
Looking at it one would say that this one’s really loving all the home time and her social media. But is that really the case? In a recent interview with a leading daily, Alaya talked about social media pressure, missing her work, and how she is trying to make the creative best of her time at home. Read on.
Just a film old, Alaya already has a large fan base and a significant number of followers on social media. In fact, it is rather entertaining to watch the all-confident Alaya in all the fun videos that she keeps posting on social media making her one of the most active B-Town stars during the lockdown. However, as effortlessly updated and fun as her feed might appear to us, there are times when the pressure to keep it so takes a toll on her.
She shares, “I sometimes feel the pressure to keep putting up posts in order to be out there and stay relevant. Instagram affects me because it reminds me that I need to make sure that people remember my face.”
The Jawaani Jaaneman actor is quite sad about the fact that this lockdown happened right after the release of her very first film. She shares “I definitely do miss working. My career just about started and I had to take a break instantaneously. I wish I could jump back into work. I love the feeling of being on a film set. I’ve been reading scripts during the lockdown. It’s great that I’m getting the time to read scripts.”
However, she appears to have found an easy distraction in drawing and painting. “Drawing has always been something that I do to be more centred. If I’m on a set and I don’t want to chat with anyone between shots, I draw to stay focussed. With the lockdown in effect, drawing has moved from something that helps me stay calm to something that I really enjoy doing,” she says.
Besides utilising all the home time in practicing some art, Alaya has also been reveling in her newfound love for yoga. She shares “I recently discovered that I’m quite good at it. It’s something I’ve never done in my life. I realise that I’m flexible and I’ve a strong core. I can do a lot when it comes to yoga because it comes naturally to me.”
In fact, she plans to take it further than just a hobby post the lockdown. As she says, “Once the lockdown is lifted, I’m going to start yoga classes. It makes for a workout and helps you stay fit.”
Rest assured, always trust this one to keep you enamoured with a dose of realness!
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