TV stars share their Diwali plans, from Surbhi Chandna to Pratik Sehajpal
TV stars share their Diwali plans, from Surbhi Chandna to Pratik Sehajpal

Diwali, the festival of lights, is quickly approaching, and TV stars are preparing to celebrate it with their loved ones. TV stars Pratik Sehajpal, Surbhi Chandna, and other stars from our favourite shows share their Diwali plans with the audience and share their fondest memories of this joyous festival while keeping the spirit of Diwali in mind.

"The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Diwali is the delicious 'farhaal,'" says Amruta Khanvilkar of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10. I eagerly anticipate every year's supply of my mother's homemade chakli, "shankarpali," and "karanji" sweets and savoury dishes. Every year on this special day, I look forward to spending time with my family. I'm hoping to take part in a small celebration with my on-set family this Diwali, but I'll be too busy filming "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" to do so. Along with my husband and our friends, I'm also organising a small party. I'll be lighting "diyas" in place of burning crackers to be more environmentally friendly.

"The festival of Diwali has always been my favourite day of the year," says Harsh Rajput, better known as Rocky from Pishachini, when asked about his Diwali plans. I remember going to the store as a child with my father to buy candy, lights, and firecrackers. With my cousins, I used to pass the day lighting "diyas" and setting off firecrackers. For the cast and crew of the television programme Pishachini, Jiya, Nyra, and I have planned a special surprise. Our first Diwali celebration on the set will be a pleasant surprise that we hope everyone will enjoy. I will be going to Navsari, so I'm looking forward to a quiet and low-key party at home with my family.

Ankur Verma, who goes by the stage name Rajeev Bajwa in the movie Parineetii, says, "Lights, decorations, family get-togethers, and some amazing foods are just a few things that come to mind when I think of Diwali. The most anticipated holiday of the year in Gurgaon, where I was raised, was Diwali. We would gather to observe the festival of lights with our entire extended family. We give away small blankets to the less fortunate on "Diwali" every year because by this time the winter wind has begun to blow in Delhi. I always celebrate Diwali at home with my family, no matter where I am. I'd like to wish everyone a joyous and prosperous Diwali. Asking my fans to celebrate it without setting off fireworks will help spread love and prevent any kind of pollution.

Rudra from Naagin 6, played by Pratik Sehajpal, says, "I prefer to spend Diwali with my family, and I intend to do so again this year. We perform Laxmi Puja every year in the evening, and then we gorge ourselves on delicious Diwali treats. The food, "diyas," and sweets are the highlights of the Diwali celebration. This year, my "Naagin 6" family and I plan to celebrate. My first fiction performance is here, and I pray that I am given more chances to do so. I've invited my friends over for dinner and some Diwali games following a small puja that my sister and mother will perform at home. I want to wish everyone a very happy Diwali.

Manmeet Shergill, a.k.a. Surbhi Chandna from Sherdil Shergill, says, "Diwali for me is about family and friends coming together and celebrating. Every Diwali, my parents and I would perform a small puja at our house. On the day of Diwali, I'll go see our family friends, and we'll also have a small potluck on the "Sherdil Shergill" set, where the entire cast and crew are expected to bring some festive foods. In addition, we will perform a small "Puja" and make pakodas, gajar ka halwa, and other festive foods at home to celebrate Diwali. I don't think it's a good idea to set off fireworks, so I'll also tell my followers to skip the celebration this Diwali and focus instead on staying safe and protecting the environment.

According to Samridhii Shukla, aka Saavi from Saavi Ki Savaari, "Diwali has always been my favourite festival and every year we have a huge celebration at our native home, where me and my cousins would gather and assist the elders in cleaning the house and making preparations for Laxmi Puja. At our home, we also created "rangolis" and "diyas." However, this Diwali will be a little different for me because I will also be celebrating with my "Saavi Ki Savaari" family. I'm eager and prepared to embark on a new adventure and celebrate Diwali on the set. Happy and prosperous Diwali to all, I say.

In the movie Maddam Sir, Yukti Kapoor, who plays Karishma Singh, said, "Diwali is one of my favourite holidays. During this holiday, I spend time with my family and friends. I will be taking some time off from the "Maddam Sir" filming to visit my hometown of Jaipur for Diwali. I'll get to spend time with my family in-depth. I can't wait to celebrate this Diwali with my family, and there will be a lovely family gathering. I beg everyone to practise safety, abstain from crackers, and try to spend as much time as possible with their families.

I look forward to celebrating Diwali every year because it is my favourite festival, said Gulki Joshi, who plays Haseena Malika in Maddam Sir. This festival of lights is one of my favourites, and I enjoy using many diyas to decorate my home. I always feel very upbeat and energetic after this festival. As that is what I enjoy the most, for me, Diwali is always about dressing up and renovating my home. Everyone should have fun celebrating this lovely festival of lights, and I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Prosperous Diwali.

In Pushpa Impossible, Darshan Gurjar, who plays Chirag Patel, states, "I'm fortunate that I will get the chance to celebrate Diwali on-set with my lovely cast of Pushpa Impossible. We will have a small celebration, which our followers will soon see on social media. The moment I get to see my friends and family and we all get together to celebrate is the best part of this festival for me. The only message I have for my followers and Pushpa Impossible viewers is that everyone should celebrate this day responsibly and spread joy and love. I sincerely hope that everyone's life will be enriched by this festival.

Diwali is the best time of the year, according to Chinmayee Salvi, who portrays Sakhi Wagle in Wagle Ki Duniya. Everyone gathers here for a good time, regardless of where they live, at this one festival. Our family works together in the kitchen to prepare different types of faraal, like Karanji and Chakali, and it makes the food taste so much better. It's fun to plan rangoli designs, go shopping for new clothes, and visit family and friends. While we used to enjoy popping crackers as kids, we have recently stopped doing so and will keep doing so as a means of conserving the environment.

As Vanadana Wagle in Wagle Ki Duniya, Pariva Pranati says, "Diwali is my favourite festival because of all the lights and jovial energy that is all around us. All the friends and families get together to celebrate Diwali by visiting each other, sharing delicious meals, creating Rangolis, and performing the Lakshmi pooja. Additionally, Bhaidooj occurs at the same time each year, making it the perfect opportunity for my siblings and I to catch up! Diwali is a holiday when we go shopping, decorate our homes, and eat a lot of delicious food with good friends.

As Mariam in Alibaba Dastaan-e-Kabul, Tunisha Sharma says, "Diwali is a festival that lights our hearts and fills us with the spirit of new life. I'm really looking forward to the festival of lights this year because I'll be able to spend time with my close friends and family. As we do every year, we will elegantly decorate the house with flowers and lanterns and create eye-catching rangolis using various colours. I'll be taking a break from my show Alibaba Dastaan-e-Kabul for the first time in a long time, and I can't wait to get together with my friends, co-workers, and family! A very happy and prosperous Diwali to everyone.

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