As the last five days of Navratri also marks the joyful festival of Bengalis, who celebrate Durga Puja, people especially residing in Kolkata gorge on sweets, visit lavishly decorated pandals, pray to their beloved goddess Durga Maa, we speak to a few Bengali actors about celebrating festival, fond memories and more...
Here are actors sharing their Durga Puja plans-
Debina Bonnerjee Choudhary who was last seen in SAB TV's Chidiya Ghar - This is the only festival that we look
forward to, so the last five six days of Navrartri are very special for me
because that's when we celebrate Durga Pooja.
These are the best days which we
look forward to, for the entire year. We visit different Pandals and this is the only time when we
forget over our diets and eat lots of junk food and sweets. I have lot of
memories of this festival, Kolkata is decorated like a bride during Durga
Pooja, every nook and corner is rejoiced and filled with happiness.
The sight of
Kolkata is worth watching during the festival, I remember how I used to borrow
money from my mom to eat outside food, that was the only time when we were allowed to eat anything we wished
to. We shop a lot for the festival ,
every day I use to wear new clothes and on the day of Ashtmi I used to select
the finest clothes to wear. We meet relatives and friends during the festival.
Once I took Gurmeet Choudhary with me during the festival and he loved being there now he himself wants to go there, we always plan to go there but due to some or the other reason we can't make it.
Ashiesh Roy who is seen in Sony TV's Hum Hain Na: I remember during my childhood days by wearing new Dhoti Kurta I used to visit various Puja Pandals with my father for darshan, aarti and bhog. We used stay awake all night to watch Uttam Kumar's classics at the pandals .Being a Bengali I am a hardcore foodie and Durga Puja is an ideal time to gorge on the nicest Bengali delicacies.
My special favorite is the bhog they serve at the Mukherjee Barir Pujo at Juhu . I don't miss it for anything in the world, the special significance of the Bhog is that it is entirely prepared and served by volunteers to the thousands of people who eat it every day. These volunteers include renowned celebs who join in without a care about their status.
Mouli Ganguly who was last seen in Sony TV's Kya Huaa Tera Vaada: Durga Pooja is not only a divine festival but it is also a symbol of
togetherness and love, we meet friends
and relatives during the festival. You will also get to see cultural and
creative things happening around during the fest. That's the time when we hear
good music, read new novels which are launched during Durga Pooja. I gain
weight during the festival by eating junk food, sweets and everything. In
Kolkata you get delicious food which you can relish on.
Rohit Roy who was last seen in Zee TV's Hitler Didi: Durga Pooja is more about spending the entire day with your family, relatives and friends. I don't think of my diet during the festival, we eat bhog which is cooked in lot of oil and mishit dohi is my favorite.
We wish all the readers a happy Navratri and prosperous Durga Pooja!!