Dancing to God's tune
the festival of worshipping God along with dance and lots of fun is
about to begin. It is one of the most popular festivals amongst Hindus.
After nine nights of colour, dance and fun comes 'Dussera' which marks
the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. We asked some of T.V stars about
what this festival means to them and how they plan to celebrate:
who plays little Anandi's mother-in-law in Balika Vadhu(Colors) says
that the festival is very special for her. "Every year l have Ashtami
Pujan, that is I'll fast at the seventh day and open my fast at the
eighth day (Ashtami)," says Smita. She adds, "I love going to
Phalguni's Dandias but I don't think I'll be able to go this time, I
will probably go to the dandia function at my daughter's school."
the Navrati that stands out for her was when she was in school, "Once
when I was in school in Delhi, I lied to my parents and went for
Navratri Dandia with one of my friends when I wasn't allowed to.
Unfortunately we got caught and as punishment we were not allowed to go
to school for a week," recollects Smita.
aka Ragini of Bidaai (Star Plus) will be celebrating Dussera a little
differently this year as she will be on set. "I fast every year
throughout Navratri but this year it won't be possible because I am
already fasting for Ramzan, but I'll surely try," says Parul. "Due to
the busy schedule, We (I, Sara, Angad & Kingshuk) have decided that
we'll celebrate the festival on the set itself by keeping the Puja on
any one of the nine days followed by Dandia," she adds further.
Neha Baam, Maahi of
Maayka (Zee TV) has similar plans. She says, "Every year at our place
Mata's mandap is put up, so I'll go there. I am out of town presently
but once I am back, I'll make 'mata ka Prasad'. But this year I will
not be fasting."
She adds that Navratri was the only time when
she would get to stay out late. "Something which I remember and always
liked the most about Navratri was that it was only during this time of
the year when we used to have a big treat and I was allowed to stay out
late with my brother for Dandia," says Neha.
Reshmi's (Bhoomi in Kyunki)
who usually goes home to celebrate Durgapuja will be staying back this
year. "Every year during Durgapuja, I go to Kolkata, my hometown, it's
a festival of buying new clothes, eating delicacies, visiting all the
pandals etc. It's a time to have loads of fun," answers excited Reshmi.
"But unfortunately this year I'll be busy with Nach Baliye as I'll be
going for its promotion on 8th, but hopefully I'll fast," she adds.
Rajshri Thakur, aka Saloni
of Saat Phere enjoyed the festival the most in her childhood days with
her society. She used to get involved with all decoration work and also
participated in garba competition. This year she would be shooting and
apart from this, she will be 'attending a Puja' at her in-laws place.
We wish all our stars a very happy Navratri!!!