Singer-composer Ankit Tiwari admits he almost went into depression amid the lockdown, which began in March due to COVID-19. He is now looking forward to fill in more positivity in his life.
When lockdown began, and everything came to a standstill, he thought he would get some time to rest.
"But no one knew that it would get stretched for so long and so many people would lose their lives. There are certain people about whom we all know... you know the celebrities and then there are others whom only we knew on a personal level. I lost some people close to me," Ankit said.
"Depression keaaspaasthamai (I nearly went into depression) during lockdown. But somehow I came out of it. My wife's dad's death recently happened. We were really disturbed by it. Later, my wife and I sat down and discussed that all of us will go away one day, so why not leave behind the good things," he added.
Lockdown also affected his creative process. "As a creative person, to do anything I need to get inspired. With so much negativity around, it was difficult to get inspired and I was hardly able to work on music. It's not like I won't be able to compose songs ever. That was a different phase. This happened in between the lockdown. I don't want to talk about it. I didn't like it. I want to focus on the new Ankit, positive things, my music and my studio," said the artiste, known for songs such as "Sunnrahahai", "Galliyan", "Tuhaikinahi" and "Mat ja re". (IANS)