Children's Day Special: Celebrities talk about the films they loved as kids

From Aanand to Masoom, here is what these celebrities binge-watched as kids.

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Nikhil Nanda shares, "Masoom is the film that has remained in my memory since childhood. The way they depicted the struggle of the child who wants to get accepted in a step-family was very heart-touching. All of this made it my favourite film since those times. I watched it recently, about 5 to 6 years ago. But it is still close to my heart. Lakdi Ki Kathi still remains embedded in my mind".

Yashashri Masurkar shares, "My school used to organise a lot of movie days on occasions like Children's Day or Republic Day. They took us to the theatre once or twice a year to watch any old film that was appropriate for children. I remember watching Do Aankhen Barah Haath on Children's Day, and it blew me away. The thought of one person trying to bring a change was very inspiring. I have watched it again later in my life, and the simplicity of storytelling has blown my mind. I believe school plays a huge role in moulding children, and mine did right by me".

Anupama Solanki shares, "When I was a child, we used to celebrate Bhai Dooj like Raksha Bandhan, but now, due to our busy lifestyle, I have not celebrated Bhai Dooj for the last 6, 7 years. I used to talk on the phone, and we would wish each other happy Bhai Dooj. Surprises are less now due to my shoot and my brother's office work, but I always feel excited to miss my childhood days, and I feel very fortunate that I lived in that golden era. My favourite film was Sunny Deol's Border because my father is in the army, so I love that movie because Desh Bhakti is in my blood. I have seen many war situations when my father was on duty, so I have some emotional connection with this movie. Apart from this, my favourite movies are Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham".

Megha Sharma shares, "I remember all the childhood movies I grew up watching. Some of them are Home Alone, Baby's Day Out, Matilda and Mean Girls. I also liked all the Christmas movies. They were very light and full of morals. Even today, when I feel down, I always binge on to these movies on Netflix".

Mehul Vyas shares, "Being a cricket fan as a child, Lagaan was the first film that was based on cricket. I have watched the film umpteen a number of times. I still watch it whenever it comes on TV. Lagaan is considered inspiring due to its underdog theme, portraying a group of villagers overcoming adversity through teamwork and determination. The film's depiction of resilience, unity, and the triumph of the human spirit resonates with audiences, making it a source of inspiration for many. Additionally, the context of challenging the British colonial rule through a cricket match adds depth to the narrative, making it a powerful and motivational story. I recently saw the film again. The impact was such that I was filled with strength to overcome any challenge".

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