Navratri for Television actors is all about Dance and Food


Nikhil Khurana as Pancham in Sony SAB's Jijaji Chhat Per Hain.

Krishna Bharadwaj as Tenali Rama in Sony SAB’s show
“Navratri symbolizes power and purity of goddess ‘Durga’. I personally respect woman a lot, so for me, it is a festival for women. I have immense love for dance, so dancing is definitely one thing that I do every year during Navratri. It is celebrated on a massive scale in Gujarat and I love connecting with people during this festival. If I get a chance, I would really like to go a ‘Garba Pandal’ and dance there like any other common man.”
Niya Sharma as Sharada in Tenali Rama
“I belong to a religious family, due to which I am exposed to many rituals and traditions. My parents used to fast during Navratri and as a child I have enjoyed celebrating the festival in a very traditional way. Our neighbors would invite me for ‘kanya bhojan’. I would be really excited about all the presents. That is something I really miss. I have always wanted to make ‘prasad’, so maybe that is something new I would do this time.”
Aamir Dalvi as the evil Wazir in Sony SAB’s Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga
“During our college days, I used to go out with my friends to Navratri pandals and play Dandiya till we were exhausted. I want to celebrate in a different city this year, especially a city in Gujarat as the festival’s aura reaches a completely different level there. It’s been long since I have celebrated Navratri and this year, it will be exceptional as I will be spending it with someone special. My plan for this festival is set.”
Nikhil Khurana as Pancham in the comedy show Jijaji Chhat Per Hain on Sony SAB
“Navratri for me is very special. It reminds me of the time when many small girls used to visit our place for ‘kanya bhojan’. I used to clean their feet, serve them food and play games with them. It used to bring a lot of positivity in our house. Being in Mumbai, I have not been able do this in the past two years and I must say I miss it. However, this year I will be going out to places in Mumbai and celebrate Navratri differently by dancing and playing Garba. I would like to share this moment with my prospective soul-mate, if possible.”
Shubhangi Gokhale as Rita aunty in Sony SAB’s brand new Beechwale – Bapu Dekh Raha Hai
“Navratri is a festival that is celebrated very differently by Bengalis and Gujaratis in India. This is something that amuses me. I prefer to observe this festival from a distance and enjoy watching other people dance, especially my daughter. This year, I will be helping the poor and deprived people who stand outside temples and Pandals. I am really hoping I will be able to feed the hungry and make them happy this Navratri.”

Thursday, October 11, 2018