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For Soundarya Sharma, Getting Stuck in Los Angeles During COVID-19 Pandemic Has Been a ‘Life-Learning Experience’

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Actress Soundarya Sharma believes getting stuck in Los Angeles due to COVID-19 pandemic and experiencing the struggle to get access to essentials things has turned out to be a life-altering period for her. She says that she tries not to think about when she will be able to return to India because the wait is “never-ending”. “Honestly, it’s been a true life-learning experience for me. I had never even imagined myself to be in lockdown in a place like Los Angeles,” Soundarya told IANS. Raktanchal: Soundarya Sharma Makes Her Digital Debut with the MX Player Show.

“I had come here to attend an intensive acting course at Lee Strasberg and New York Film Academy and then we were shooting in Universal Studios the day they announced this pandemic. Since then, things changed completely. The corona happened and now these protests are going on. The situation is quite grim and things are different, so it’s been an experience and I’ve learnt so many things during this time,” she added. Soundarya Sharma Prepares Eid Delicacies in Los Angeles

Reflecting upon the challenges that came with the global shutdown, she said: “When they announced this pandemic, I was here in Los Angeles and I used to go out every day at 6 am in the morning, standing in the queues, I could not get grocery for almost one-one and half month and I had to manage with very little whatever I used to get. There was so much paranoia. Then, I did not have masks and sanitisers and gloves, initially. So, that was again a big challenge. I had to make my own mask.

“My flight was cancelled almost 5 times. So that was another challenge for me. Now because of these protests and riots which were happening, my apartment where I used to live was West Hollywood, West Beverly Hills and I had to move out of my apartment because of the situation. Now, I have moved to a much safer place in Central Beverly Hills. I mean challenges were there at different levels, we all do have challenges,” she added.

The actress, who made her debut in the digital world with “Raktanchal”, is coping up with her struggles by keeping a positive attitude. “I am learning Spanish. I am watching a lot of performances, as in movies and important shows. Because being a medical student, I never watched films and performances so I am doing my homework that way. I do lots of workouts, I go for a walk because it was not a 100% lockdown, so I used to go for my workout. Since, I’m spiritually inclined, I meditate a lot. It really helps me.

I realise that we all do take things so much for granted in our life but life has its own plans now, it’s become like we are taking it day-wise. So, this whole period of quarantine and lockdown has been really different and evolving, as in on a personal level,” she said. She has realised that “life is not about just achievement, it’s about fulfilment”. “I felt fulfilled by helping and doing my bit for people who were needy, who needed the most and people who were stranded, whatever bit I could do, I cooked for them for Eid.

I had to give up my seat on the repatriation flights. So, this whole process, this whole thing has made me very selfless and made me realise the value of things and grateful for even the smaller things we have in a nutshell. This is a quite selfless period for me,” she added. The actress who has worked in the Bollywood film “Ranchi Diaries” is not spending her time fretting over getting back to India. “I try not to think too much about when I’ll be flying back home because it’s never-ending.

It’s been almost 5 months for me to be here and months that I’ve seen my folks. So stuck in a foreign land alone can be quite emotionally challenging. I’m just taking it day-by-day. I do face-time my family but then being on your own and dealing with things and you know so many things happening, it can be quite emotionally draining and challenging,” she said. On the work front, she was recently seen in the web series “Raktanchal”. The crime drama is inspired by real events that happened in Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh, in the eighties, around the time when state development work was distributed through tenders. It streams on MX Player.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jun 26, 2020 11:50 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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Krack Day 5 Box Office Collection

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Krack performed well on its first 4 days at the box office and earned ₹ 18.35 Cr India net. Here is Krack 5th day box office collection and Occupancy.Krack may earn 2.00 Cr on its fifth day.Krack 5 Days Box Office CollectionDayIndia Net CollectionDay 1 [1st Saturday]₹ 0.95 CrDay 2 [1st Sunday]₹ 9.00 CrDay 3 [1st Monday]₹ 4.50 CrDay 4 [1st Tuesday]₹ 3.90 CrDay 5 [1st Wesdnesday]₹ 2.00 Cr * may earnTotal₹ 20.35 Cr
5 Days India Net Collection ₹ – Cr5 Days Worldwide Collection ₹ – Cr5 Days Overseas Collection ₹ – Cr5 Days India Gross Collection ₹ – Cr5 Days Worldwide Share ₹ – CrKrack AP/TG area wise share collectionDayNizamCededGunturKrishnaNelloreWestEastUADay TotalDay 1 [1st Saturday]₹ 0.25 Cr₹ 0.05 Cr₹ 0.05 Cr₹ 0.06 Cr₹ 0.04 Cr₹ 0.05 Cr₹ 0.03 Cr₹ 0.07 Cr₹ 0.60 CrDay 2 [1st Sunday]₹ 2.05 Cr₹ 0.95 Cr₹ 0.60 Cr₹ 0.40 Cr₹ 0.23 Cr₹ 0.52 Cr₹ 0.40 Cr₹ 0.75 Cr₹ 5.90 CrDay 3 [1st Monday]₹ 1.00 Cr₹ 0.60 Cr₹ 0.25 Cr₹ 0.20 Cr₹ 0.15 Cr₹ 0.17 Cr₹ 0.30 Cr₹ 0.35 Cr₹ 3.02 CrDay 4 [1st Tuesday]₹ 1.00 Cr₹ 0.55 Cr₹ 0.20 Cr₹ 0.15 Cr₹ 0.15 Cr₹ 0.15 Cr₹ 0.20 Cr₹ 0.30 Cr₹ 2.70 CrTotal AP/TG Share₹ 4.30 Cr₹ 2.15 Cr₹ 1.10 Cr₹ 0.81 Cr₹ 0.57 Cr₹ 0.89 Cr₹ 0.93 Cr₹ 1.47 Cr₹ 12.22 Cr

Krack had an overall 44.88% Telugu Occupancy on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.Krack Day 5 Telugu Occupancy in Theaters
Morning Shows: 31.61%Afternoon Shows: 58.15%Evening Shows: -%Night Shows: -%Note: For mobile, Rotate the screen for the best view. Krack Day 5 Telugu Occupancy in main regionsRegionOverallMorningAfternoonEveningNightShowsBengaluru17.50%15%20%%%100Hyderabad40.00%25%55%%%250Chennai25.00%%25%%%4Vijayawada45.00%25%65%%%70Warangal82.50%70%95%%%16Guntur82.00%65%99%%%20Vizag-Visakhapatnam80.00%65%95%%%70Nizamabad72.50%60%85%%%10
This film is directed by Gopichand Malineni and produced by Saraswathi Films Division. Krack stars Ravi Teja, Shruthi Haasan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, and Samuthirakani in key roles. For more and the latest news about Tollywood Box Office Collection, Stay tuned to us.
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