BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: Bollywood’s melody queen Asha Bhosle is not worried that the coronavirus pandemic will adversely impact the entertainment industry post lockdown, unlike others. Instead, she feels that the industry will bounce back as people will be eager for entertainment after being cooped up in their homes for so long.
“This pandemic will affect every industry to an extent. But I feel that once this is over, the entertainment industry will bounce back strongly. Don’t forget that we love entertainment and after being in our homes for many weeks, there may be a tendency to go out to the cinemas, attend music concerts,” she said to PTI.
She also takes solace from the fact that Indians have survived past calamities and will survive this as well. “Humans are social animal and we have survived many calamities in the past. We shall do so again. I am 86 and have seen many epidemics. We did not have a cure for them or there just weren’t enough medical facilities. We survived by homemade remedies. Plague used to wipe out entire villages. I remember my parents evacuating us from affected parts of the country and moving us to safer zones. It was social distancing at that time too,” reports the news agency.