Vimala Raman has been living in Chennai over the last few years to pursue her work, and shuttling between India and Australia, where her family lives.
But ever since the pandemic struck, she has been unable to meet her parents.
“I have been missing my parents for over one-and-a-half years. Covid-19 has separated me from my family for a long time,” the actress says, adding that staying alone during the lockdown was initially scary. However, “The fact that I am a positive person helped me during these testing times. I kept my sanity, and stayed strong,” she says.
Being able to talk to parents and friends also helped her cope with stress, shares Vimala. An established dancer, Vimala explains that she is trying to keep herself occupied by practicing Bharatanatyam.
“Dance is like therapy to me; it keeps my body and soul in sync. Since I have been doing this for several years, I have been mixing it up with other dance forms, just to give a different spin and feel the excitement,” says the Om Namo Venkatesaya actress.
“I have always resorted to dancing since childhood, which helped me cope with stress. I started training in Bharatanatyam when I was five years old, so dance has been part of my personality,” she reveals.