An ‘extra special’ Diwali for Shankar
On Diwali, call it a rule or a tradition, we all leave our work, play cards and burst crackers. It’s a week-long affair and not restricted to just one day
For singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan (above), Diwali is one occasion when his entire family gets together and celebrates the festival.
“Every year, all my family members and friends stay together and enjoy the Diwali festivities. Everyone is busy for the rest of the year and there’s hardly any time to go and meet your loved ones. But on Diwali, call it a rule or a tradition, we all leave our work, play cards and burst crackers. It’s a week-long affair and not restricted to just one day,” says the 44-year-old.
The musician is all the more excited this Diwali as it’s going to be “extra special” for him. “Today is also the premiere of my debut Marathi film. My family and all my friends will get to watch it. So it’s extra special for me,” says Mahadevan.
And if there’s one thing that the Breathless hitmaker wishes for is that the togetherness and festive fervour never fades away. “You know how everyone is all happy and everything is lit up during Diwali. I just hope that everyone remains like that throughout the year. Then this world will be such a happier place to live in, isn’t it?” he signs off.