Our Bollywood celebs are all set to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with aplomb. Shraddha Kapoor, who is riding high on success after Saaho and has the release of Chhichore to look forward to this week, has made sure to be there for the festivities. In an interaction with a leading daily, the actress said, “It has been extremely hectic but I am trying my best to come out of work mode and be at home for Ganpati, even if it’s for a short while, as this is one festival that’s close to my heart." Sharing fond memories of the celebrations from her childhood, Shraddha revealed how the family has been bringing an idol of the elephant-god to her grandfather’s place.
“My first ever modak was given to me by my nani. What I love the most about this festival is that I get to catch up with all my relatives during this time. While growing up, all my cousins, aunts and uncles would come to the house and we would do the aartitogether. My grandfather, Pandharinath Kolhapure, was a classical singer and we’d have a musical evening. Even my mom and aunt would join him. I’d be extremely nervous to sing in front of everyone but I would, and I gradually got better with each year,” she added. When asked what will she ask the Lord for this year? Shraddha quipped, “I won’t ask for anything. I will just pray and thank him for everything."
Meanwhile, Sonu Sood and Aayush Sharma opened up on their Ganpati festival celebrations this year. "My plans include Ganpati darshans and spending time with my family. It will be refreshing for me to unwind after a long schedule of work. A lot of exciting things are happening in the course of this year. I’m waiting for the right time to announce it," Sonu told the daily.
On the other hand, Aayush feels a positive energy during this time. "I have taken two days off my busy schedule and like every year, Arpita (Khan Sharma, wife) and I, along with the entire family, will be performing Ganesh Puja at home and we’ll visit our friends’ houses for darshan," the Loveyatri actor was quoted as saying.
Well, Ganpati Bappa Morya!