From July 13, we saw the fresh episodes of many soap operas including Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan starrer Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. While people were quite excited for the first episode of the show, post lockdown, we saw main characters wearing a mask and face shield in a dramatic confrontational scene, which instantly turned out to be a meme material on social media. Now, actress Alka Kaushal, who plays the character of Sita and was a part of that scene, reacted on that sequence.
Talking to PinkVilla, the actress said, "At the end, we are showing that despite being just characters on a show, one must wear a mask or face shield. I have made so many entries in the house wherein you saw me using the sanitiser. There is nothing to troll about in this. I believe this is how everyone should be. This is what you should do to yourself because there is no vaccine or medication to COVID 19 as yet and you have to take care of yourself and what better way than this!"
She added, "If we had not done this, we would have got trolled anyway that ‘oh the characters are roaming around carelessly without masks’. I think one should take this positively as this is something you should do when you are going out, wear a mask. That is what we are doing on the show as well. There are so many scenes where we have tried to inculcate this. Today also there will be a scene where Mohsin Khan, Shivangi Joshi and I have worn masks because we are out in the bank, what is wrong about it? Shouldn’t we be doing this?"
Talking about the brighter side that it became instant viral, she said, "Yes, I was laughing that how can people make an issue about this? But I feel let’s take this positively and trolls toh har koi hota rehta hai. But if this has inspired even 50% to wear masks then our job is done."
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