Flight delay leads actress Adah to Goa's Big Foot museum

Instead of heading to the beach, the actress explored Goa’s culture, traditions, livelihoods at Loutolim's Big Foot museum
Adah Sharma strikes a pose besides a statue at Big Foot, Loutolim.
Adah Sharma strikes a pose besides a statue at Big Foot, Loutolim. Photo: Adah Sharma

Fog and congestion are among many factors contributing to flight delays across the country leading to simmering anger among passengers. Among the many flight delays was that of Bollywood and regional film actress Adah Sharma.

However, Sharma decided to make good use of the extra time in hand instead of fretting over the delay and decided to use it for some exploring around Goa. Instead of heading to the beach, which people normally do when in Goa, the actress chose to visit Loutolim’s Big Foot, a museum known for depicting Goan culture, history, occupations and traditions.

Adah Sharma is happy to be at the Big Foot museum in Loutolim.
Adah Sharma is happy to be at the Big Foot museum in Loutolim. Photo: Adah Sharma

Speaking to Gomantak Times Digital, Adah said, “I was in Goa for the weekend and my flight was delayed by six hours. So, instead of wasting time, we thought of exploring Goa’s history, culture, traditions, and different professions. We chose Big Foot and my team and I had such a great time at the museum.”

Adah Sharma strikes a pose besides a statue at Big Foot, Loutolim.
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Adah, who comes to Goa very often, loves the vibe of the sunny State, and the fact that it’s a few hours from Mumbai. Talking about Goa and India’s geographically-amazing locations, The Kerala Story actor said, “Our country has so many beautiful places to visit, from snowclad valleys to deserts to forests. Among these, we also have heritage spots like the Big Foot Museum, which brings out what true Goa is all about. The Shiva Statue at the museum was my favourite part.”

Posing at a photo booth
Posing at a photo booth Photo: Adah Sharma

The 10-feet high sculpture – Sangam – depicts that all Gods are the same. It starts with the face of Buddha, the crown of the sculpture is replaced with the crown of thorns which replicates Jesus, the hair depicts Lord Shiva and the crescent moon represents Islam.

“Just like all the water gets together and meets at one point to form the sea, the same way all religions teach us love,” said Maendra Alvares, the curator of the museum, for whom Adah’s trip came as a surprise.

Adah Sharma strikes a pose besides a statue at Big Foot, Loutolim.
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“Goa is not just about sea and sand. There are many museums which showcase the history and the culture of the state. Museums too need to be promoted,” he said, as he pointed out to some of the traditional occupations of Goa.

Talking about social media and how fast it connects to people, Adah said, “I like sharing pictures of places of my country on social media. Places I visit when I’m shooting, and when I’m not.” 

Adah Sharma strikes a pose besides a statue at Big Foot, Loutolim.
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Maendra agreed and added, “When actors and other celebrities post photos on social media, there is always a buzz created. It helps us to portray the essence of the state through museums.”

Concluding Adah said, “Goa has some beautiful undiscovered spots, which need to be worked on.” 

Adah’s impromptu museum visit makes you realise that the best travel experiences come from detours.

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