As the celebration of Diwali is at its peak, television celebrities share their memories and good wishes on this auspicious festival of lights.
“Diwali is a very special day as it marks the victory of good over evil. I love lighting diyas and gorging on some mouth-watering delicacies on this auspicious occasion. My mother, aunt, and grandmother cook some amazing food, especially the Rajasthani sabzi called ‘Saangri’ which is a mix of sweet and spicy ingredients and is prepared especially during Diwali. Additionally, we also feast on the delicious ‘Dahi Bhalle’ and other traditional Rajasthani food items back home. I prefer celebrating a quiet and peaceful Diwali indoors with my family and a group of friends rather than bursting noisy crackers. Because of the tight shoot schedule, I won’t be able to celebrate Diwali at home this year and hence, will be celebrating it with the entire team of Aisi Deewangi on the sets of the show. We plan to light diyas, distribute sweets and even cook home-like food on the sets.
To all my fans and well-wishers, a very Happy Diwali. Stay safe and have a blast this festive season.”
“I feel that Diwali celebrations are only complete when you’re able to spend time with your family and friends. For the past 3 years, I have been away from my family since I was in Mumbai. But thanks to our show Zindagi Ki Mehek, which is shot in Delhi, that I will be able to steal some time to visit home and celebrate the festival with my folks- just like my childhood days! Our house will be lit up with lights like all other houses in the vicinity that will make Delhi look really pretty. My sister and I love decorating the house with colorful Rangolis after which the entire family (including our dog) comes together for Lakshmi puja. The evening culminates into a round of playing cards and spending time with our friends. It is undoubtedly my favorite time of the year!
Happy Diwali everyone! Have a great time and prosperous time ahead!”
Kripp Kapur Suri:
“Diwali is a special occasion that should be celebrated with the family. But, my mom and younger brother Sumit are back in Delhi. This Diwali, I will be going home to celebrate with my family and I am extremely excited about this get together that we have year after year. It’s almost like a mini vacation! The best of my childhood memories are the ones where we light fireworks and eat sweets. It was such a different time, unlike today, where, as adults, one must think about the environmental hazards and fitness issues that restrain us. But I do people to celebrate Diwali with their friends and family in a safe manner and create some happy memories! I wish all my loving fans and everyone across the world a very happy and safe Diwali. And a humble request to everyone – please do try and avoid lighting firecrackers.’’
“Diwali for me is all about Laxmi Poojan. The New Moon day holds a very special place in our lives. My 9-year-old daughter now understands the hazards of air pollution, so we definitely won’t celebrate with firecrackers. This Diwali is very special to me, especially because I have started working on my new project with Zee TV’s Woh Apna Sa. There has been a shift in the way we celebrate Diwali; from firecrackers and sweets, we now enjoy participating in Pujas and being charitable to make someone else’s Diwali more joyous. So, Diwali is extremely peaceful and beautiful for both – me and Omisha. Wish you all a very Happy Diwali! Lead a truthful and prosperous life ahead!”
“As a kid, I used to be very excited about bursting crackers and celebrating the festival with my entire family; it had its own charm. However, as I grew up, I completely stopped lighting fireworks and now prefer celebrating a quiet Diwali. I still make sure that I shop for diyas and personally go for diya shopping. My house is filled with all sorts of diyas which I have collected over the years. For the festive occasion, I also dress up in traditional attire; mostly in a saree or lehenga. This time I am going to wear a pink lehenga and also purchase gold jewelry on Dhanteras. My message to all my fans and well-wishers is that celebrate Diwali but not at the cost of your safety. Happy Diwali everyone!”
“Diwali for me has always been the same; be it childhood or now because I still celebrate it with equal enthusiasm with my family and friends. We celebrate it by lighting up diyas and doing a small Lakshmi puja at home. During Diwali, our house is filled with gifts and sweets and like a little kid, I still get excited and find much joy in unwrapping them. This festive season also, I am planning to buy lots of presents and gifts for my family and friends and celebrate Diwali with a lot of fervor. I am going to dress up in traditional attire and adorn my house with Rangoli. I will pray to Goddess Lakshmi to bless everyone with happiness, goodness, and wellbeing. Happy Diwali !”
“Since childhood, Diwali has been a festive celebration with my family where we indulge in amazing delicacies. The only thing that has changed overtime is my love for bursting crackers. As a kid I used to love bursting a lot of crackers but over time it reduced and eventually stopped. My favourite tradition during Diwali is when my mom applies ‘utna’ on my body before bath and then the entire family sits together for breakfast and sweets. Lastly, I would like to wish all my fans a very Happy and safe Diwali”