Celebrities, forced to cancel all travel plans following the COVID-19 lockdown, are finding some excitement in sharing photos of their old trips on social media. Such famous folk include not only Bollywood stars but also Malayalam actors.
Bhama, for instance, has posted some photos of her trip to Manali last year. In an Instagram picture, the star is seen in a pink sweater and winter clothes. Another photo shows Bhama at the Dwaraka Metro station in Delhi.
It was filmmaker Lohitadas who introduced her to Malayalam film through his movie 'Nivedyam.' He had spotted Bhama while she was shooting for an advertisement.
With her looks of a typical village girl having knee-length hair and innocent face, Bhama soon endeared herself to film lovers in Kerala.
She married Arun, a businessman in Dubai hailing from Chennithala in Kerala, in January this year. Bhama's fans are now worried whether she would quit acting after marriage like many other actresses.
Manali closed for visitors
Every year, Manali is crowded during this part of the year. However, it is almost deserted at present due to the travel restrictions imposed as part of the lockdown.
The Kulu Manali Hoteliers Association has decided not to welcome visitors to the hotels and homestays till everything becomes normal. However, the Himachal Pradesh government has opened the state borders to tourists based on a Central government directive on July 6. Tourists can now cross the inter-state borders with an e-pass.
Under the latest directive of the state government, tourists possessing a COVID-19 certificate showing negative result obtained within 72 hours of reaching the state and five-day confirmed booking in a hotel can enter the state. Moreover, visitors should register on the COVID portal at least 48 hours before arrival in Himachal Pradesh. This is to enable observation and contact tracing.