Diwali celebrations in tinsel town
Diwali is around the corner and the entire country is abuzz with festivities and celebrations. Just like you and me, B-town celebrities are also gearing up to make most of the festive season. While few will stick to the conventional Diwali celebration with families, others have really adventurous trips planned.
Here's what they have to say about Diwali:
Kavita Seth: Festivals are all about spending time with the family and indulging in some delicious food, lights, happiness, and love all around. And, I will be doing same this year. Sending you wishes for a safe, happy, green and cracker free Diwali.
Sharman Joshi: Diwali is something I absolutely enjoy. It's that time of the year when I make sure all professional commitments are kept aside and it's only fun frolic food and laughter with family. I do burst a few crackers but not the noisy ones. And as much as I apologise for that, I feel it adds flavour to the festival. I enjoy anar and fuljhari with my kids, instead of the loud crackers. Evenings are generally spent over good food with family and friends.
Neil Nitin Mukesh: This Diwali, we are more than happy welcoming Nurvi - my daughter into our lives. She is a month old and has been the most beautiful experience till date. We the Mukesh family cannot wait to celebrate a prosperous Diwali together. Also, we are keeping a success get-together of my next movie called Bypass Road which is directed by my brother Naman Nitin Mukesh. Wishing you all a very Happy Diwali.
Daisy Shah: I will be going on a road trip with my family this Diwali. There is a holy place in Gujarat where all my kins gather every year. So, this time I thought to join them. It's going to be amazing as I will be driving from Mumbai to Gujarat.
Amit Sadh: This year my Diwali plans are doing what I love the most – camping under the stars during my road trip. It is going to be amazing as I'm an adventure lover and love spending time with nature.
Varun Sharma: I have always celebrated Diwali with my family. This time as well, we are going to light up the entire house with diyas and decorate it with flowers. After the Diwali puja, we will be spending quality time together, playing games and enjoying. Few friends will also be joining us. We like to sit together, have a launch and enjoy. Diwali has always been about bringing people together. I don't like bursting crackers on Diwali. It has almost been 5-6 years I have switched to a better, cleaner and greener celebration.
Shreyas Talpade: I think the best way to celebrate Diwali is with family and extremely close friends. I was never fond of crackers. Even as a kid, I use to burst them more as a formality and under moral pressure because all my cousins and friends use to do it. But I stopped doing that long, long time ago. I think we are already facing quite a number of environmental issues and so, we should not add more to the existing problems. There are so many activities and rituals that are worth enjoying. Basically spending time with family, some friends coming over, a lot of rangoli, vibrant city, and a positive atmosphere is more than enough and we should try and maintain it that way.
Neetu Chandra: I will be celebrating the festival of Diwali with my family in Mumbai this year. I'll be performing the traditional Laxmi puja at my home. Besides making the Rangoli and sweets at home, I'm also planning to have a card party at my friend's house. My Diwali this year shall be a safe and noise-free, wherein I will be using organic lamps.
Sherlyn Chopra: Diwali is one of my most favourite festivals. This year, I will be celebrating the festival of light with my close friends and family in Mumbai. I'm looking forward to dressing up in indo-western lehenga choli and fusion jewellery. I'm not a fan of fireworks as it creates air and sound pollution. But, I love lighting diyas and decorating my house with flowers. No celebration is complete without feasting on sweets and mouth-watering festive specialties. Therefore, I shall forget about my everyday diet and indulge in authentic Diwali delicacies.
Avinash Tiwari: Diwali is one festival when the family makes sure that it is together. We buy a lot of flowers to decorate the whole house. By evening, the entire house is lit with beautiful diyas leading to Laxmi Pooja. The night is spent laughing, dancing sharing the joy of our lives with amazingly delicious food cooked by mom.
Tripti Dimri: I always go home for birthdays and festivals. This Diwali, we will be meeting our relatives, to spend some quality time with them too. All my childhood friends are working now, so we don't really play like we used to. But I'll try and catch up with them this time when I go home.