May 15, 2020, 12:48 PM IST
Mumbai (Umesh Kumar Upadhyay). Celina Jaitley is going to play her second innings in Bollywood, for this she has also started with 'Seasons Greetings' directed by Ram Kamal Mukherjee. Celina, who lives in Austria, has also gone through a period of depression. In such a conversation with Bhaskar, Celina has shared many things related to her personal life.
How did the response to 'Season's Greetings'
With the grace of the above, both critics and audiences are getting a lot of love for 'Seasons Greetings' directed by Ram Kamal. I am very happy, because I had to wait for many years to reach this point. This is the first time he has received so much praise as an actor. Not only me, but also to director Ram Kamal Mukherjee.
Why choose 'Seasons Greetings' film for Comeback?
I did not want to return to films, but after my parents passed away last year, I came back to fulfill my mother's last wish. Mom always wanted me to come back to the movies. Ram narrates the story which depicts the beautiful story of mother-daughter relationships and homosexuality. This caused a lot of inspiration.
After all, why did you distance yourself from films?
My journey has been good, but I was tired of working continuously from the age of 16–17. She also wanted to live a little life. I also became a mother of twins twice and lived in many countries. I have come back to the movies to fulfill my last wish.
Ever encountered casting couch or me too
Everyone has to face casting couch at some time. I did it by saying “No” and kept moving forward. Found quite good people too. There are ups and downs in life. We should just keep going. How to cope with depression My parents and baby trio died almost simultaneously, after that I was very depressed, now better with the help of 'Seasons Greetings', husband and Psychological Counseling.
How is the atmosphere in Corona virus in Austria
We have been in lockdown for a long time. The Austrian Prime Minister, in view of the situation in Italy, was locked in March. Now the situation is slowly recovering. All my time is spent promoting Seasons Greetings and teaching children. Due to the lockdown, I also got time to teach children Hindi, Sanskrit mantra and Mahabharata-Ramayana etc. which is not available during normal school days.
How to connect children with Indian culture and civilization
The effort is on. I am teaching Hindi, Sanskrit verses, religious stories. Not easy, because the children speak German and studying is also in German, but the effort is on.