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One of the cutest couples of the television industry, Ruslaan Mumtaaz and his beautiful wife, Nirali Mehta had embraced parenthood for the first time on March 26, 2020, after four years of marital bliss. Ruslaan and Nirali had welcomed their baby boy into the world and had named him Rayaan. Ruslaan had shared the good news with his fans and well-wishers by posting a beautiful family picture on his IG note with a long note, feeling grateful for the blessing. (Recommended Read: Anand S Ahuja Reveals The First-Ever Snap He Sent To Sonam Kapoor Ahuja On Snapchat Was About This)
In an interview with ETimes, Ruslaan Mumtaz talked about how was his lockdown with his baby boy, Rayaan, his thoughts on resuming work post the lockdown, and the changes he experienced in the work culture in COVID times. Scroll down to know it all!
On being asked how was his quarantine as he had his baby boy to take care of, Ruslaan said, "It has been pretty fun for me. I have been home with my baby and he keeps us all busy. We all have become so close-knit because there is a baby in the house and my family is involved. Right now, we don’t even have servants so there is that much more involved with our child. I think if this pandemic wasn’t there, I would have never experienced all of this. I feel this is the best time to have a child. It all just worked out perfectly for us. Also, I also got a job during this lockdown where I went and shot for a show. It balanced everything elsewhere I was working also and I had time for my baby also. According to me, these past five months were better than my last five years maybe." (Also Read: 'Just Married' Poonam Pandey's Husband, Sam Bombay Arrested In Goa For Assaulting Her)
Talking about his plans of resuming work now that the unlock phase is in the full swing, Ruslaan talked about the risk still being there and said, "There are a lot of projects that I am getting but they are not at one location. I got a film offer that had to be shot in Lucknow. The threat is still out there so I don’t think this is the time to risk yourself. If I get a project like a TV show, which is on one fixed location then I would take up the project. A film can be kept on hold and shot after six months but a TV producer cannot do that. TV for me is much safer. I have even been refusing offers of web-series because they are also being shot all over the place and even they can wait."
Ruslaan also explained what changes he experienced or made while working in the time of a global pandemic and shared a very logical concept. He said, "I did not miss anything from the previous regular shoots. I feel the new set-up is much better than the previous one. There were 50 percent less people on the set but we were still doing the same kind of work. It was quiet on the set and the director didn’t need to ask the crew to be silent. I used to have a driver and a spot boy whom I used to pay. Now, I have realised I don’t need them. There is no traffic on the road so I drive on my own. I carry my own bag, heat my own food, eat it, keep it in my bag, and come back home. I could have done this all along but I didn’t because I wanted to be treated like a star.I have changed as a person for good and it has happened because of this situation. If this didn’t happen. We would have been living in a bubble." (Don't Miss: Mommy-To-Be, Anushka Sharma Is Munching On Some French Fries, Post Hubby, Virat Kohli's Win)
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