Mumbai, Oct 21 (SocialNews.XYZ) Actors Yukti Kapoor, Rohit Chandel Dhaval, Krutika Desai, and Mudit Nayyar shared their Navratri plans. Be it donning traditional and colourful attire, dancing with dandiya sticks, or indulging in unique delicacies, they celebrate in their own unique way.
Talking about the festivities, Yukti, who essays Kirti in ‘Keh Doon Tumhein’ shared: “During the time of Navaratri, I kept fasts in order to show my respect for the goddesses who had a great impact on our lives. We believe in this festival and celebrate it with zeal and excitement. I am shooting in Panchgani, but I will make sure to visit the temple for all nine days, and I have always received what I have wished for, always being thankful and grateful for it.”
“I love to play Garba, but due to the hectic shooting schedules, I am left with less time, but I will surely make some time and dance with my cast and crew on the set,” she added.
Mudit, who plays Vikrant in ‘Keh Doon Tumhein’ said: "Navratri holds a special place for me. I always feel extremely positive during this time. Last year, I was with my family, spending time with them and praying to Goddess Durga and her nine avatars. This year, I will be here in Panchgani with my Keh Doon Tumhein family.”
He added: “We will all be away from home, but I will definitely be visiting the temple for Mata’s blessings and praying for everyone’s well-being. I have tried my hands at Garba a couple of times. The first time I went to a Garba party, I thought it would be a piece of cake. I was pretty confident, but then I realised I was wrong. I saw people doing it like they were super-humans; they had flawless coordination and beautiful imagery. I was stunned by that. It was at that moment that I realised it was tough and needed good practice. So hats off to them."
Rohit from ‘Pandya Store’ said: "This year we will celebrate Navratri on the sets of our show Pandya Store. Last year, I was in my hometown where I celebrated the festival with my family. Navaratri is even more special, as I was born on the first day of the festival. As our show has a Gujarati background, I played Garba for the track, and this was for the very first time. I did it and enjoyed it."
Krutika, who essays Suman in ‘Pandya Store’ commented: “This year I will be playing Garba, but I will be fasting in order to showcase my respect for Goddess Durga. Navratri holds a special place for me. It is held in honour of the divine feminine. The other best part about the festivities is dressing up in ghagra choli.”
“Since the age of two years, I have been playing garba, and we have been taught that Navaratri is a celebration of victory over evil, where Goddess Durga defeats Mahishasura,” she added.
The show airs on Star Plus.