With Diwali already here, the sound of crackers and well lit homes with fancy diyas is all that you can see around you. Sweets will be arriving in plenty and families, coming together. Our loved celebrities of B’ town also share what they are up to, this season
Actor Vivek Oberoi who is known for his philanthropic acts is going to do the same this season too. “Yes, I have been associated with the cancer patients aids association for a while now and this diwali I hope to bring a smile to a few children’s faces,” he says.
Out of country
South Indian actress Asin who is currently busy shooting will miss local festivities. “I’m really disappointed that I will miss out on all the festivities in the country. We never celebrated Diwali so much back home in Kerala as we do in the north but ever since moving to Mumbai, Diwali had become one of my most favourite festivals to look forward to, especially since its closer to my birthday as well! Its such an lovely festival. Though I dont burst crackers to celebrate I love the festival of lights-getting together with family, everything lit up, dressing up in Indian traditional attire, the mithai!!!,” she says.
Actress Priyanka Chopra had to cancel her pre-Diwali plans as she is down with an eye infection. And now she is fuming. First, shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani” kept her busy and now she has suffering from conjunctivitis, grounding her. “What a downer!!!!! Shoot cancelled! Diwali cancelled! Instead I sit in bed with conjunctivitis!!! Aaaargh! I could kill someone,” she tweeted. The actress, who is fresh out of the success of Mary Kom, features in the historical with Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.
Close to family
Actress Sonali Bendre who is busy with her television show Ajeeb Dastan Hain Yeh will be staying home. “This year Diwali is little different for me as I have too many responsibilities of my family and also work. Like every year will be celebrating Diwali with my close ones, buying gifts and sweets but not crackers. I usually prefer staying away from crackers and celebrate safe Diwali.”