'Being happy is way more important than being successful,' says Avika Gor

 

by IANS |

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) On International Day of Happiness (March 20), 'Ballika Vadhu' actress Avika Gor, who is making her Bollywood debut with '1920: Horrors of the Heart', spoke about what makes her happy and how she stays positive and motivated in life.

She said: "My greatest strength is to forget the negative things people say and forgive them. It's not easy to do that. I've seen a lot of people forgiving, but not forgetting. And that kind of ruins the day as that's why they feel sad about a lot of things, and hold a lot of grudges towards people for a long time. I don't think I'm capable of doing that. So there's a lot of space in my heart for all the positives. And, I have zero regrets, zero negative emotions about anybody at all, no grudges, nothing."

"I think that is a big strength that I have, and I just let things go easily. It adds much positivity in my life and makes me feel really happy at all times, and when I see myself being happy, I see my loved ones happy around me. Just to see that happiness float around me I want to continue doing what I do," she added.

Avika asserts that being happy is more important than being successful.

"Being happy is way more important than being successful because if you are really happy and you know that, it reflects on your quality of work, then success just follows. That's why I'm a true believer of something like that. So I do stand by it," she added.

Happiness is also related to health and wellness, as she said: "They say that we should do things for ourselves, not just workwise but also healthwise and stay fit. I think happiness is something that you know makes us feel good about ourselves, about our lives. So it is very important to have that mental peace and satisfaction to develop a healthy body."

Talking about the things she enjoys most, she said: "The fact that I'm privileged enough to live a good life when so many people are struggling in their own way makes me grateful. So that is one thing that I really cherish and appreciate about my life. The second thing is the work that I do. I absolutely love my job. I enjoy going to the sets and performing every day."

"The third thing that I really cherish is having the time and being available for my family when they need me. My family is my priority, always. The next would be the happiness I bring into my life by enjoying all the feedback from the audience. The last would be my hobbies. I really enjoy singing, dancing, cooking and travelling. For me, I relate the word happiness with creativity," she concluded.

Latest Cinema Updates
'Stree 3' already in works, reveals 'Stree' maker Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 02:55 PM
Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal ‘tickled pink’ as they welcome daughter Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 02:50 PM
EU to invest record 7 billion euros into sustainable transport infrastructure Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 02:43 PM
Isha Malviya ‘honoured’ to channel her inner Sridevi in music video ‘Zor Ki Barsaat Hui’ Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 01:44 PM
Bhuvan Bam talks about the ‘crazy’ system of hierarchy in film industry Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 01:37 PM
Rahul, Mukul Dev’s police officer father’s story to be told through 1971 banking scam film Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 01:26 PM
Subuhii Joshii was scared of response 'since I’ve done bold scenes' in 'Naagvadhu' Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 01:06 PM
Abhishek Banerjee says his character Jana is funnier in ‘Stree 2’ Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 01:04 PM
Sidharth shares throwback pic with 'football legend' David Beckham, 'cheering partner' Kiara Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 12:57 PM
Rani Chatterjee burns 'calories before shoot' as she drops workout video Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 12:50 PM
Abhishek Banerjee says his character Jana is funnier in ‘Stree 2’ Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 12:20 PM
When Siddhi Sharma lifted 40 kg idol, '56 bhog thali': 'Enjoy doing stunts' Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 12:14 PM
Akshay Oberoi: 'Pizza' marked my journey into the horror genre Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 11:30 AM
Charrul Malik: 'Looking presentable makes lot of difference, do it for yourself' Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 11:29 AM
Selma Blair on being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis: I became much happier Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 11:20 AM
Sonam Kapoor: I did buy a lot, but borrowing clothes was more practical Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 11:17 AM
Ozzy Osbourne is 'fed up' with Britney Spears' viral dancing videos Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 10:41 AM
OTT lineup this week: Manav Kaul's 'Tribhuvan Mishra CA Topper' to ''Nagendran's Honeymoons' Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 10:20 AM
76th Primetime Emmy nominations: 'Shogun' leads the charge followed by 'The Bear' Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 10:15 AM
Deepika Padukone: Never followed a diet I cannot be consistent with Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 10:08 AM