For Divya Agarwal, Diwali this year is a special one. Around 2 months ago, she won the first season of Bigg Boss OTT and also launched her own clothing line Bohorani. In an exclusive conversation with PeepingMoon.com, Divya shared that she dedicates this year's Diwali to all her fans, friends and family members who stood by her through thick and thin.
"This year has been a special one. I have been blessed with two projects that were so close to my heart. One is Cartel and the other was winning the pilot season of Bigg Boss OTT. My fans have been a major support. But my friends and family have been the biggest support throughout. This year I will be celebrating with them. I cannot express in words how special this Diwali is going to be for me," Divya told.
Divya opened up about hosting Diwali parties before the COVID-19 era. Now, as we return to normalcy, the actress has planned to host a party for her close ones. "Well, as a person I have always kept my circle small and tight. I used to host parties for my friends at my place. I really love how the vibe we used to have when we all got together. Since the pandemic, we never had got much opportunity to be together. So this year, I will be inviting my friends to my place. I am hoping to have some good time together," she shared.
Recalling celebrating Diwali in childhood, Divya said, "Diwali is one of my most favourite festivals. As a child, I have enjoyed it to the fullest. I remember how we kids used to have a competition among each other as to who had the most number of crackers. I always used to win. Kudos to my father for who always brought me crackers till the time I am tired of it." Remembering her father dearly, Divya added, "Every Diwali celebrated with my father is a special one. The pampering and love that I used to get made it an even more special one."
Sharing her opinion on cracker-free Diwali, the actress told, "The discussion is subjective. The realization towards burning crackers has to be given a thought about. As an adult I have legit stopped celebrating. This is because of the understanding and responsibility that I have towards the environment. The more early people realised the better it will be."
When asked whether eco-friendly Diwali is the need of the hour, Divya told, "Yes, it is indeed. There are a lot of ways that one can celebrate. Diwali is a festival of lights, a festival that you can spread joy and happiness. Celebrating this auspicious occasion in an eco-friendly will definitely benefit the welfare of the environment."