On the occasion of Karva Chauth, TV actors open up about the significance of the festival, why do they feel such festivals are important and many more. Here’s what they said:
Ssharad Malhotra: This year is my first Karwa Chauth I am very excited and we are going Kolkata to celebrate it with my family. My better half Ripci is also very excited as this will be the first time she will be celebrating Karva Chauth in our family that is indeed a big celebration for us as a couple. I am sure Ripci must be planning a lot for the D day.
Aniruddh Dave: This is my fourth Karwa Chauth my wife Shubhi has kept Karva Chauth once even before we got married. My wife is very particular about the rituals and festivals; she completes me in every sense of the world.
Arjun Bijlani: I have been married for many years and every year my wife keeps Karwa Chauth for my long and healthy life. I ensure that I am home timely and spend time with her. She's a stabilizing factor in my life. Karwa Chauth has been a traditional festival that is made in society for the well being of couples.
Rohitashv Gour: Yes, these festivals have significance as we respect each other in the presence of nature that is the moon. Like we celebrate father's day, mother's day Karwa Chauth is celebrated for husband where the wife sees her husband through the moon's eyes through the chalni as described in our holy books. We both get all dressed and go to the terrace and in the presence of moon we do the rituals and that's a moment we share with each other.
Pranitaa Pandit: We have a pre-Karwachauth party with friends a day before. We are going to put Mehendi, enjoy, have good food, dance and listen to some good music. On the 17th, of course, I have taken an off. I will spend my time with my husband. We will chill and spend lots of time together at home and just go for a drive to wait for the moon. Karwachauth is extremely romantic especially when you and your husband fast together. For me, Karwachauth is actually about a little bit of adjustment, compromise, and sacrifice at the same time. You need to make your marriage life blissful and happily accept each other and be there for each other.
Vijayendra Kumeria: I have asked for an early pack up on Karwa Chauth... I'll get up early and when Preeti will have sargi I’ll accompany her for that they will go for the shoot as we are running cut to cut. We’ll do the rituals in the evening and I have decided to cook a special dinner for her this time provide I reach home on time. Well as we all know wives fast for their husbands for their healthy and long life honestly I always tell Preeti that why should she fast for me she can just do the pooja but she likes to fast, do all the rituals. I feel such festivals keep our customs and traditions alive but they should not be forced upon on anyone.
(Source: Peeping Moon)