How will you celebrate Diwali? It`s time for sweet sins, said celebrities like Parineeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor who plan to gorge on traditional sweets like `ladoos`, `rasmalai` and `gujiya`. The celebrities share fond memories of Diwali and how they will celebrate the festival of lights this year. This is what they have to say:
Parineeti Chopra (‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’, ‘Ishaqzaade’ and ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’): I would like to indulge in `ladoos`. I will be on the set! I will celebrate with ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ team. My favourite memory was bursting crackers with the whole family.
Vaani Kapoor (‘Shuddh Desi Romance’): I indulge in sweets. I love Indian sweets especially `gujiya`, `kulfi` and `rasmalai`. I will be in Mumbai and celebrate with friends. Probably a house party. My childhood Diwali celebrations were the best. As terrible as I feel now for the environment, I used to love bursting crackers with all my cousins, play cards with my dad and his friends as a kid. But now, I have sobered down when it comes to celebrating Diwali. No more crackers.
Ayushmann Khurrana (‘Vicky Donor’ and ‘Nautanki Saala’): I love Indian sweets, and since Diwali ensures enough supply of them, I indulge! I will try and be with my family in Chandigarh, Punjab. When I turned 18, my dad asked me to distribute Diwali gifts, that made me drive around with friends in and around Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali. Since then, it was one thing I looked forward to.
Saqib Saleem (‘Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge’, ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’ and ‘Bombay Talkies’): I`m a hardcore foodie. But Diwali is the time to go crazy on the sweets. My Diwali plan is to call my friends over, have a great evening and play some cards. One memory that still is fresh in my mind is that I would wait for my dad to come back from work and then would light diyas around our house.
Ranveer Singh (‘Band Baaja Baaraat’, ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’ and ‘Lootera’): I will be promoting my next film `Ram-leela` which releases Nov 15. Our annual family dinner at my nani`s (grandmother`s) house, where the entire family would get together and celebrate, is one of my childhood memories I cherish. There was the cheer of festivities and the warmth of kinship in the air. I could never get enough of mithais (sweets).