Television celebrities bring home the Lord Ganesha and celebrate the fest in grand style
Sangeeta Ghos, Aanchal Munjal, Shivaji Satam, Delnaaz Irani talk about their favourite things about Ganesh Chaturthi.
Sangeeta Ghosh as Saanchi:
I love Ganesh Chaturti festival. The environment is really amazing, divine and peaceful with lightings everywhere. During Ganesha festival few of my close friends and family get the Ganpati idol at their homes so I make it a point to visit it once and take Ganpati Bappa’s blessings. I believe in Siddhivinayak and try to visit the temple whenever I get time from my shootings. I love to eat Modak… This Ganesh festival for now I don’t have any plans as I might be shooting.
Ruslaan Mumtaaz as Dhruv:
I am very fond of Lord Ganesha, since 8 years we are getting Ganpati at our garage . My mother does all the decoration of the mandir and I am the one who does the puja in the evenings. Every year, during Ganesh festival I do make it a point to visit Siddhivinayak temple. Infact whenever I make any important decision in my life like starting any project or buying a new car I do visit Siddhivinayak temple to get the blessings of Lord Ganesha. This year I am planning to do the same – get Ganpati in my garage and if I am free and not shooting I will do the pujas in the evening.
Delnaz Irani as Dilshaad:
I am a huge devote of Ganpati baba, I just adore Ganpati festival. In my childhood, when I used to live in Dadar I watched Lalbaug ka Raja passing my house and I would get so excited to see it, so huge and divine. Every year I make sure to visit Siddhivinayak temple and get baba’s blessing. I have few close family and friends who get Ganpati at their house so I do make a visit there too. I also love the whole visrajan part, the dancing, the enjoyment, everything is so much of fun. This year I don’t have any plans till now because I am shooting but still I will try to at least visit Siddhivinayak once.
Sulabha Deshpande as Dadi:
I am a stern believer in Ganpati. I always pray to Ganpati to keep everyone happy. When I was young we always got Ganesha home. Those days were really fun, like making sweets, cleaning the house, making decoration for ganpati festival and singing the aarti. The environment is very peaceful and happy everywhere. My bother-in-law also gets the Ganesh idol at my in-laws place. In total, I have got 50 ganesh idols at my house which my friends and family have gifted me. I desperately wait for this festival. No plans for this year because of work and even I can’t travel much. But I will enjoy with my family members and In-laws.
Aanchal Munjal as Pihu:
I love Ganapti, it’s one of my favorite festival. I had a desire that the day I get my own house I will get Ganpati to my place but my mom didn’t agree to it. She told me if we get it once than every year we have to get it and due to my busy schedule I don’t know if that can be possible. But I do have a permanent Ganpati idol in my house whose puja I do every morning. My very close friend gets Ganpati at her place so I make it a point to go there and attend their aarti and also the visarjan. I love dancing during visarjans; I don’t care who is around me I will just dance and have my own fun. Every year my mother and me think of going to visit Lalbaug ka Raja someday but it has not yet happened so I wish I can go this year.
Chandni Bhagwanani as Amita:
In my childhood we use to get Ganpati at my place. It was really an amazing time and peaceful environment at home. I would help my mom in making sweets, cleaning the house and dad in decoration; we used to start all this preparation one week before. Now that I have started working and at the same time I am studying too, I don’t get time. But I really miss those days, it was really fun. No plans for this Ganesh Chaturti, I may celebrate with my family.
Rajashri Thakur as Maharani Jaywanta bai:
Ganesh Chaturthi has been very close to my heart because every year I keep Ganpati in my house for one and half day. At my mother’s place it comes for seven days and I personally do all the preparations for it. Ganpati festival to me means a time for family get together, sweets distributions and lots of masti in the house.
Aashka Goradia as Maharani Dheer Bai Bhatiyani:
Ganpati is really special festival for all Hindu cultures. Ganapti festival for me is the time when we visit our friends and family, be with them, have fun, dance and take blessings from our beloved Bappa.
Shivaji Satam as ACP Pradyuman:
I celebrate Ganesh Chaturti with my family members. I don’t get Ganesh’s idol at my place in Mumbai, but we get it at our native place. I believe in Ganesh and I am totally blessed by Ganapati. Every year, those ten days of Gapati are really special to me. I have no plans for this year because I will be shooting; in case, I get a chance I might visit my native place because the environment of Ganesh Chaturti at my native place is totally awesome.