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Alaya F turns her own stylist and editor for lockdown shoots 

The newcomer has been on a steep learning curve while working from home  

Published: 23rd September 2020
Alaya F

Alaya F has been doubling as her own stylist and editor for her home shoots during the lockdown. She’s also been taking virtual dance classes and watching documentaries to understand nuances of different characters. 

Alaya, who made her Bollywood debut with Jawaani Jaaneman, shares, “As actors, our nature of work requires us to be in front of the camera and usually, we have a whole team of professionals to make us look our best. But due to the lockdown and the safety guidelines that were put in place, it became difficult to have a team so I had to get creative and do my own hair and make up and even styling for shoots! I even did a cover shoot by myself at home.”

Alaya has also been utilising this time to better her video production skills. She adds, “On social media I have to stay active and I also have brand commitments. So, for everything on my social media, not only hair, make up and styling is done by me, but also creating video concepts, shooting them and editing them.. it’s all done by me! Everything now takes five times the work it would have taken, but it’s been a great learning curve. It’s given me the chance to experiment and go out of my comfort zone in a lot of ways. It also always kept me occupied and busy, and overall, I must say, it’s been a lot of fun!”

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