The actress has been living all by herself in Mumbai for years. Her family resides in Delhi where she keeps visiting them as and when time permits. “I would love for the family to move in with me. The thought has crossed my mind but it’s not out of boredom of living alone. I love my own company and I have no problem spending time alone. I am self-sufficient and have been so from the time I was a child. The pandemic taught me that what we are in our childhood often kicks in as our survival instinct. After spending so much time all by myself, I don’t need people around me. I am used to going out whenever possible, and meeting people. When you move to a new city, friends often become your family. Having said that, I would love my family to move in with me but I don’t see it happening immediately. That’s also because I am travelling for long spells. Also, I really value my me-time,” says Nimrat.
Recalling the complete lockdown imposed last year, Nimrat laughs and says, “I love cleaning and moving things around, rearranging my house and better organising the things at home. It’s my favourite pastime. As the lockdown began to phase out, I actually wanted to give myself a salary for cleaning and maintaining the house the way I did! In fact, when my househelp resumed work, I told her that I deserve a salary. I used to keep money aside every month. I became a professional at keeping my house in top condition. It’s a lot of work and I totally loved doing it.”
The actress arrived in Mumbai in the early years of the new millennium, playing smaller roles in films like Shoojit Sircar’s Yahaan, before landing plum projects like Raja Krishna Menon’s Airlift and Ritesh Batra’s The Lunch Box. With the commencement of a new decade in the millennium, Nimrat plans to rediscover things about herself. She says, “I had been in prep mode for Dasvi since December 2020. Likewise, I was making plans for the house. I could not have asked for a more movement-oriented start to the new decade. Things are gradually getting into motion. I have thought about approaching work and other things differently. I want to achieve some of my goals, which we sometimes lose sight of while running around. I am happy with this new cycle in my life where I won’t repeat the mistakes of the past. When I think of it, the five-year gap between two of my consecutive films feels so unjustified to myself. I won’t do this again in my career for sure. As for international projects, we do have conversations going on but we’ll see where it goes.”