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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

With the world celebrating love today, actors from Sony Entertainment Television share their idea of love and how they mark the day

Bijal Joshi who essays the role of Bindu Desai in Ladies Special says, “Valentine’s Day is meant to be celebrated with your loved ones and to cherish all the happy moments together. If you ask me, this day is dedicated to my family, especially my parents who I love the most in this world. This year, I am also planning to celebrate with some special people — the kids at the orphanage near my place. The love that they give you is unmatched.”

Sahil Chaddha who plays Viraaj in Ladies Special says, “Love is a pure feeling which should be felt and celebrated daily. It could be with anyone — your parents, siblings or your spouse. And I believe in enjoying each day with the people I love. Talking about Valentine’s, I have this funny memory from my college days. Everyone used to come dressed in red clothes and the entire campus looked like a sea of people in red. It was really funny.”

Girija Oak who essays the role of Meghna in Ladies Special says, “My real life husband, Suhrud, believes that these fancy days are just a business strategy, so he doesn’t buy me any gifts. This year, I have decided to satisfy my materialistic self by asking my onscreen husband Mandar for a gift and I’m sure to receive one because he is very scared of me as opposed to Suhrud. Also, there is this one memory of Valentine’s Day from the year when I was shooting Taare Zameen Par. Whenever someone used to ask me what are my plans for Valentine’s back then, I used to reply saying I am going to spend it with Aamir Khan. The number of jaws that dropped back then, I will never forget.”

Namish Taneja who plays Samar in Main Maayke Chali Jaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo says, “Valentine’s is all about love and spending time with your loved ones. The two people I love the most in this world are my mother and father and I would like to spend this day with them. I plan to do everything possible  to make them feel special . Also, since I am working this Valentine’s Day, I will also celebrate this day with the cast and crew on the sets as they deserve all the love and I will utilise this one day to thank all of them for making this show a hit and for creating my character Samar who is loved by all.”

Ruslaan Mumtaz who plays Dhruv Raichand in Main Maayke Chali Jaungi Tum Dekhte Rahiyo says, “Valentine’s Day is all about love and I love my work. My wife and I had to cancel our Maldivian outing as I am going to be shooting that day. We plan to make it up by going to dinner post shoot. For those who don’t know, I got married on Valentine’s Day. I still remember I was working a night shift and my shoot got over at 10 am and I had to reach the court at 12 noon. I finished the shoot and headed straight to the court, sleeping on my way.  I still remember I was continuously dreaming about getting married to my now wife in my subconscious state. It was a beautiful experience.”

Ashi Singh who plays Naina in Yeh Un Dino ki Baat Hain says, “I believe that Valentine’s Day is to spread love. Like every other year, this year too, I will be spending it with my family and friends. This year, it might be a dinner with my family. Talking about Valentine’s Day plans of my onscreen character, I don’t think Sameer and Naina need a special day to celebrate love as they always keep on doing something or other for each other out of love.”

Randeep Rai who plays Sameer in Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai says, “I don’t believe in Valentine’s day concept, because there shouldn’t be one day dedicated to express your love. But yes, I would surely want to spend the day with my close friends. Though we will be busy shooting for Sameer Naina’s wedding sequence, I’ll try squeezing out time for my friends. And, in terms of Sameer and Naina, they are each other’s forever valentine, they don’t need a day and moreover during the ’90s, Valentine’s Day was not so widely celebrated.”

Paridhi Sharma who essays the role of Babita in Patiala Babes says, “I don’t think there should be just one specific day where you celebrate love with your better half. This day can be celebrated each and every day by showing respect, love and compassion towards each other. Valentine’s day is not just for people who are romantically involved; it is for every relationship which is based on love and care, for example a mother-daughter relationship as seen on our show.”

Akanksha Puri who essays the role of goddess Parvati in Vighnaharta Ganesh says, “I believe love should be celebrated every moment and not restricted to one day in a year. Of course, if you have someone in your life who loves you every day, it feels great. Having said that, this year’s Valentine’s day is special for me as my love, Paras, has given me my gift already. He got my name inked on his wrist and I am feeling on top of the world. I believe it is only the blessings of Ganesh that I have him in my life.”

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