JOY! TV actors send warm wishes to Gudi Padwa as they share their fondest memories
Mumbai: “I am very excited for Gudi Padwa as it is New Year for Maharashtrians. It is believed to be a very auspicious day. Everyone puts Gudi outside their house decorated with garlands made of leaves of neem. Even I do that. My fondest childhood memory around Gudi Padwa is eating a lot of batassi. My friends and I used to take some to everyone’s balconies and have them in secret. Devouring kheer puri and puran poli is also something I still enjoy now. I live in Ville Parle and the mornings here are very festive, everyone gathers in traditional dress, so it’s a lot of fun. I would like to greet everyone on the occasion of Gudi Padwa and wish them all a very happy new year.
Aditya Deshmukh, trying out the role of Faizi in Ziddi Dil – Maane Na
“I am always excited for Gudi Padwa as it marks the New Year for Maharashtrians. It symbolizes positivity, love and hope that everything will fall into place no matter how hard life may be. I will spend with my family on Gudi Padwa as festivals are great opportunities to spend some quality time with your loved ones We always have the most delicious and traditional meal on Gudi Padwa with a feast including potato sabzi boiled, with puri, sour chutney, salad and shrikhand or amrakhand.During my childhood, after Gudi Padwa pooja, we used to get together and play indoor games like the carom and the housie, and weather permitting, my cousins and I would get together to play cricket which remains my fondest memory from the festival. I hope this Gudi Padwa brings lots of love, joy and happiness in everyone’s life.
Geetanjali Tikekar, trying out the role of Savita in Shubh Laabh – Aapkey Ghar Mein
“I am delighted to finally celebrate Gudi Padwa after two years and look forward to celebrating him in the most elaborate way followed by a traditional feast. As a Maharashtrian, the polite puran is a staple of all celebrations. It’s also my favorite dish. I will celebrate the occasion with my family and share this Marathi tradition with my son and my husband who is from Delhi. My favorite childhood memory is of wearing a batassi necklace and having a sugar rush every year on Gudi Padwa, after nibbling on it all day. There was a thrill attached to those special times as a child. I would like to wish everyone a very happy and prosperous Gudi Padwa and may everyone have new beginnings that strike gold.
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