7 actors who developed a brand new skill during the COVID lockdown

Since its inception, the pandemic and the imposition of lockdowns because of it have made an almost 360 degree turn in the way we live today. From working from home to spending a lot more time with loved ones, some changes have definitely done us very well. On top of that, many of us had a chance during this time to finally explore and explore our other interests besides work, and in that arena, Bollywood isn’t too far behind either! Let’s dive in and find out which of our favorite actors and actresses have embarked on this path of pursuing interests other than acting.

Ali Fazal

The seductive and versatile Fukrey actor discovered his love for horses and horse riding earlier this year, a childhood activity he missed very much. He brought it to Instagram, where he made several posts about his experience of teaching and the joy he feels in it. Ali currently takes two classes a week while making sure he complies with all of the rules, protocols, and restrictions of Covid-19. The actor has assured that all safety precautions are in place and that they come first during the class.

Vicky Kaushal

Heartbreaker Vicky Kaushal has acquired a new skill that will not only be useful for his next film, but has also fascinated him for a long time. The actor learns the art and dexterity of archery for “The Immortal Ashwatthama”. Before that, he had also taken riding lessons for it. He posted on his Instagram feed about learning the two new skills.

Deepika Padukone

During an Instagram Q&A session last year, Ranveer Singh announced that he and his beautiful wife, actress Deepika Padukone, had taken piano lessons together during the lockdown. In his “Ask us Anything” stories, the actor also revealed that Deepika had made him a fabulous Nutella dessert too, something we’d all love to have right now!

Hrithik Roshan

The Chunk of Bollywood started this year with learning a new skill that will get you to pretty high altitudes while staying on the ground yourself – a drone! The actor started flying a drone that also has a camera in January of this year. He also posted a clip of him and his friends lying on the ground while the drone recorded the incredible video above them.

Wamiqa Gabbi

The very talented actress broadened her artistic horizons and took up one of the oldest art forms in the world, pottery. She took pottery classes in her hometown of Chandigarh and practiced the art for hours. She finds this exercise pleasant and extremely therapeutic and thus becomes a healthy outlet for stress relief. The actress mentions that she will buy a potting machine and take her newfound hobby to the next level.

Fatima Sana Shaikh

This young, quirky and talented actress is a whole bunch of surprises and her Instagram feed is solid proof of that. One of her latest videos on the social media platform can be seen performing some pretty cool and new skating tricks that she adopted from YouTube. In the video we see that the actress remains unhindered even in the event of tripping and falls and finally manages to pull it off with absolute finesse.

Dia Mirza

The flawless actress took up one of the oldest and most fascinating martial arts, Kalaripayattu, last November. She even shared her thoughts and experiences with learning the unique martial art form that originated in Kerala and whose main goal is to achieve the ultimate coordination between mind and body. The actress claimed that this is a skill that will get her back on her path of self-discovery and she absolutely loves it!

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