‘Go slow on crack­ers this Di­wali’

The stars who brighten the sil­ver screen for us share what Di­wali means for them and rem­i­nisce the good ol’ days

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - An­juri Na­yar Singh an­juri.na­yar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

As she gears up to cel­e­brate Di­wali in all its glory to­day, there are some things that ac­tor Sonakshi Sinha would like to change about the fes­ti­val. “We can def­i­nitely cut down on the num­ber of crack­ers we burst. Add a deadline that post 10 pm you will not burst crack­ers as it dis­turbs old peo­ple, young kids and an­i­mals. Do away with those rock­ets and bombs for sure,” she says, adding, “Di­wali is all about cel­e­brat­ing with your loved ones and show­ing them that you care and it’s high time we be­came more con­sid­er­ate.”

This Di­wali is ex­tra spe­cial for her as it is her brother Kussh Sinha and his wife Taruna Sinha’s first Di­wali as a cou­ple. “Di­wali will be the usual — go­ing to friends’ houses for din­ners and gath­er­ings, catch­ing up with peo­ple. The most spe­cial thing about this Di­wali is that we have a new fam­ily mem­ber — my sis­ter-in-law. It’s her first Di­wali with us, I want it to be amaz­ing for her,” she says.

While work keeps her busy, tak­ing out time for her fam­ily on fes­ti­vals is a must for the Da­bangg star. “I al­ways man­age to take time out for fam­ily and friends on any given fes­ti­val un­less I’m shoot­ing out­doors,” she says.

Rem­i­nisc­ing her child­hood days, she says, “I re­mem­ber cel­e­brat­ing with the en­tire fam­ily. When I was younger, we would have lots of Di­wali get-to­geth­ers at home and I’d love dec­o­rat­ing the house with my mom. I stopped burst­ing crack­ers from an early age but there was one phuljhari for sh­a­gun.”

PHOTO: RAAJESSH KASHYAP/HT

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