BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Undoubtedly, what we are going through is absolutely horrifying. For years to come, the wounds would be raw, the cuts deep and the blood would continue to ooze. With jobs lost, ration empty and loved ones gone, the earth would be weeping for many years to come. But amid this lockdown as we are corona-cocooning, we are also left with a lot of time to reflect.
In this self-quarantine zone, we are no doubt getting restless. We want to break free and move into the outside world. We are often chatting with friends and complaining how tiring is it to stay at home. But how about the housewives or stay-at-home mothers whom we have belittled or looked down upon for years now. We have often told them what do they do staying all day at home. Now, are we at all realizing the mammoth amount of work we have at home?
Actress Swastika Mukherjee raised a very important point on Sunday about housewives on social media. While a majority has been cribbing that home quarantine has left them with truck loads of time, Swastika, who won the best actress Critics Choice Films Awards for her performance in Sudipto Roy’s Kia and Cosmos, believes otherwise. “Seems like there’s nothing to do but there’s so much to do. Having lunch at 5pm everyday,” she tweeted.
And then came the most important statement. “And all this while society was tuned into thinking that house-wives are jobless useless beings who doesn’t deserve a say in anything. #wakeupindia,” tweeted the Saheb Bibi Golaam actress. Well, that’s the general perception that housewives are jobless and the most useless but we can only hope, this quarantine period will change some minds.
The actress also recommended the film buffs to watch Al Pacino-starrer Hunters on Amazon Prime Video. And she can’t stop praising the dynamic Pacino. She also suggested Netflix’s Freud, an eight-part thriller, created by Marvin Kren, Stefan Brunner and Benjamin Hessler.
— Swastika Mukherjee (@swastika24) March 27, 2020
Swastika has lost her father – the veteran actor Santu Mukherjee recently. Now, it goes without saying that she would be missing him. So, in several posts, the veteran actor finds a mention. In one of her posts, she mentioned how she wanted to watch Bengali films Pankhiraj and Jaal Sanyasi – both have Santu Mukherjee. Then, she went onto mention how would her father have reacted to the lockdown. “He loved staying home with his books & more books, He wouldn’t complain,” posted the Paanch Phoron 2 actress
প্রথম টা “ পঙ্খীরাজ” । দ্বিতীয় টি “ জাল সন্ন্যাসী ”. Planning to find these films and watch them again. Was wondering what would Baba say about this lockdown but then He loved staying home with his books & more books, He wouldn’t complain. pic.twitter.com/ABjw7KExIl
— Swastika Mukherjee (@swastika24) March 26, 2020
American novelist Fanny Fern had said, “To her the name of father was another name for love.” So, any conversation Swastika starts these days has Santu Mukherjee in it. “Everything I say nowadays start with ‘Baba tokhono chhilo’. How our lives just become our past.” Stay safe, stay strong.