An­gad Bedi hopes to make Lohri spe­cial for his wife and daugh­ter

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This is go­ing to be a spe­cial Lohri for ac­tor An­gad Bedi, as this would be the first he’d cel­e­brate with his new­born daugh­ter, Mehr Dhu­pia Bedi. Also, the first he’d get to cel­e­brate with ac­tor Neha Dhu­pia as his wife. The two got mar­ried last year in May, af­ter a much-talked about af­fair. In Novem­ber, they were blessed with Mehr.

He in­tends to make it spe­cial for his fam­ily, and also keep the cel­e­bra­tion “en­vi­ron­ment friendly”. He says, “I will try to make it as spe­cial as pos­si­ble. I used to cel­e­brate it with my mom, dad and sis­ter. Now, I have two more fam­ily mem­bers, my wife and the li’l baby. All three of us will do a din­ner, call a few friends over, and light a small bon­fire.” He is in Mum­bai be­cause of work com­mit­ments, but he can’t stop think­ing about the Lohri cel­e­bra­tions in the Cap­i­tal.

“We used to have a big Lohri cel­e­bra­tion in Delhi. My par­ents would sing Lohri songs. All our cousins and friends would be around... It has been dif­fer­ent since I have moved to Mum­bai. But it’s al­ways nice to re­live those mem­o­ries. I would have loved to have my par­ents with us here. Had I not been work­ing on Lohri, I’d have tried to be in Delhi with mine and Neha’s par­ents,” says Bedi, who is plan­ning a trip home, soon.

Talk­ing about his daugh­ter, the Soorma (2018) ac­tor says he would want his daugh­ter to “em­u­late real life he­roes” when she grows up. And he goes on to talk about how women have been in the van­guard in all fields.

“It (2018) was the year of women. Hope­fully, years com­ing for­ward would be, too. We have to pri­ori­tise women and give them im­mense love and af­fec­tion. There are very rare times when a Sindhu [PV Sindhu], or a Har­man­preet Kaur, or a Sa­nia Mirza, or a Mary Kom come up,” says Bedi, son of for­mer In­dian crick­eter Bis­han Singh Bedi.

And be­sides that, an­other thing he hopes for his daugh­ter to do is to ex­plore some must-visit places in the city of his birth, Delhi. He’d like her to visit, “Lodi Gar­den and Ma­jor Dhyan Chand Na­tional Sta­dium for sure, be­cause, my fa­ther used to take me there”.

He says, “I have fond mem­o­ries of the Rash­tra­p­ati Bha­van, Pan­dara Road... These are the places I’d like to ex­plore with Mehr and my wife, as she’s from Delhi, too,” adds, “I love the Delhi win­ters, it’s a great time to be in there. Delhi has be­come huge (sic).”

An­gad Bedi and Neha Dhu­pia will cel­e­brate Lohri with their du­aghter

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