BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: National Award-winning actress Rituparna Sengupta is in Singapore with her family at this time when the entire world is fighting with COVID-19 pandemic. She is constantly raising awareness about the deadly disease through her social media accounts. At times, she is showing her fans how to wash their hands and to sanitize it as frequently as possible and then the very next moment, she is urging them to listen to the directives laid out by the chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She has even pledged donations to PM-CARES and West Bengal CM relief funds. Her NGO — Kolkata Endeavour Society — is also reaching out to the underprivileged section of the society and helping them with ration. Though she is in Singapore, her heart lies in India.
And on Poila Baishakh, the Bengali New Year, Rituparna looked beautiful in a sari as she went live on Facebook. Of course, she was missing her state especially on Poila Baishakh, but just like many of us — she, too, dressed up in traditional attire to beat the blues and even suggested her fans to do the same. No sooner she went live, fans loaded her with questions. Always known for being patient with fans, Rituparna told them that on Bengali New Year, her daughter — Rishona Niya — has baked them a cake. She urged the fans to make their kids to engage in playful activities during this time of crisis. The Parcel actress said that nature was sending us a message with coronavirus pandemic and that we should take care of nature.
Many of the fans asked her to sing. But then, the actress gifted them a beautiful surprise a day before Poila Baishakh when she recited a poem on the beauty of early morning. Written by the actress herself, the poem utters the simplicity and pathos of early morning. She uploaded it on Instagram.
Meanwhile, on Poila Baishakh, Rituparna also announced the launch of her new YouTube channel. And the first thing the Bela Seshe uploaded on the channel was her poetry. Given that she is a stupendous dancer, we hope soon we will see a video on Rituparna’s fantastic dance moves. Can’t wait.