The occasion to enjoy and meet and greet our friends is Diwali. Hence our TV actors are also enjoying this much loved festival with joy and cherish their childhood memories of celebrating this festival.
Let's see what these TV celebs share with us...
Rithvik Dhanjani - Arjun of Pavitra Rishta says, "As a child, I used to go out with my father every Diwali to shop for crackers. This used to make me very happy and I still cherish those memories. Every Diwali I make it a practice to gift sweets and diyas to all of my friends.
I don't usually burst noisy crackers like bombs and rockets, but prefer lighting up Anaars, Chakrees and Phuljhadis that are not noisy at all. The decibel level of bombs and the smoke they emit is destructive not just to the environment but human health and well-being too. That is why I don't think there is any kind of fun in bursting noisy crackers!"
Asha Negi - Purvi of Pavitra Rishta says, "I have always loved this festival of lights. Making Rangolis and of course bursting crackers is so much fun! And we also tend to have a small celebration on the sets of Pavitra Rishta as well. It is like one big happy family! The huge variety of sweets that one has at home makes this my time of indulgence as it is the only occasion which I get to spend time with my family and close friends. Of course, as always, the year's celebrations depend on our shoot schedules although I do plan to definitely spend a day with my family and friends."
Shrishty Rode - Sarita of Punar Vivaah Ek Nayi Umeed says, "I have always celebrated Diwali with my family. It is that one occasion that I get to meet my entire family at one place. Of course the gifts that I receive from my brothers are also an added incentive. (Laughs) I absolutely love helping my mom make sweets and decorate the house with lights, diyas & rangolis. The lights and the festive atmosphere make the entire house look so beautiful!"
Paridhi Sharma - Jodha of Jodha Akbar says, "While the normal preparations of cleaning the house, festive shopping, lighting up diyas and bursting crackers are on, I believe that festivals like Diwali are the perfect occasion for a family reunion and a celebration of these special moments with our loved ones. I would like to wish everyone a very happy, safe and noiseless Diwali. It's time for all to let go of their diets and indulge in high calorie sweets. A little indulgence never kills anyone!"
Shilpa Shirodkar - Kamala Bai of Ek Mutthi Aasman says, "Diwali has always been an important celebration for my family. As a tradition, the entire family comes down from all parts of the country to celebrate Diwali. It truly is an amazing experience to have each and every family member present for the puja every day. Being a Hindu, the grih pravesh also forms an important part of the celebration. Then who can forget the sweets, crackers, lights & card games in the evenings. I don't attach undue importance to gifts. Spending time with family and friends means the most to me during Diwali. I spend every Diwali at home with my family. To me, Diwali is all about having a good time with my near and dear ones."
Surbhi Jyoti - Zoya of Qubool Hai says, "I love firecrackers, but I ensure that I burst crackers with utmost safety and would appeal to everyone to have a safe and prosperous Diwali with their near and dear ones. I wish them good luck and happiness in the coming year. I love shopping and just like every year, this year too I will go out and splurge on new clothes for Diwali and spend time with friends and family. My friend's mom always prepares a special sweet for me and I can't wait to relish it!"
Roopal Tyagi - Gunjan of Sapne Suhaane Ladakpan Ke says, "I have some amazing memories of celebrating Diwali during my childhood days. Being the eldest daughter it was my responsibility to decorate the entire house. After the Laxmi-Ganesh puja our first job was to light up the earthen lamps and burst crackers. Since I am staying away from family now, I ensure to follow the same rituals here as well and feel the same at home. The only difference being - here is I celebrate this festival with my extended family i.e. my close friends. However, this year I will also be celebrating it with my co-stars of Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke."
Vikrant Massey - Ayaan of Qubool Hai
says, "I love the festival of lights. It's the time when we
celebrate this festival with our near and dear ones and this is an occasion
which brings all of us closer and we tend to cheer up the mood of the festival.
Since I am staying away from my family, I ensure that I celebrate this festival
with my friends and co-actors. This time, however, the entire cast of Qubool
Hai has planned to celebrate Diwali together on the sets since we are all like
a family now."
Gautami Kapoor - Shruti of Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi says, "I have always looked forward to festivals ever since I was a kid. This is the only time when the entire family gets together and we all exchange gifts. I remember one incident where we had gone to our relative's place and returned to find that one rocket had burnt our curtains. Thankfully the windows were almost completely closed and no damage was done to the room. In Mumbai, the city is dotted with lights and it's a wonderful sight to see every nook and corner lit up. This year I'm hoping for a day off from the shoot of Khelti Hai Zindagi Aankh Micholi a couple of days prior to Diwali so that I can go shopping for diyas and other decorative items and decorate my house beautifully."
Suchita Trivedi - Sushma of Bh Se Bhade says, "Diwali for me is all about crackers, sweets, new clothes, rangolis and lanterns. I actively participate in making an elaborative and ornate Rangoli at our doorstep with my siblings. I think the kid in me comes alive during such festivities when I go all out and celebrate the festival like a child."
Manav Gohil - Sanjay of Khelti Hai Zindai Aankh Micholi says, "Diwali is one festival when I ensure that I go and celebrate this festival with my family, either by going back home or by calling my family down to Mumbai. My daughter loves lights, rangolis and the crackers around and enjoys having the company of friends and family around."
TellyBuzz wishes you a very happy and prosperous Diwali!!