Unable to have fun the festive season together with her household final year, Sayani Gupta is ecstatic that her mom is right here together with her this Durga Puja. “I am unable to celebrate Drga Pujo with my family every year. One tries to, but last time it didn’t happen, I couldn’t go home for it. This year, she is here in Mumbai,” she says.
The 36-year-old, who is at present filming Four More Shots Please! Season 3, reveals that regardless of hectic schedules, she makes it a degree to have fun festivals.
“I try to make time. Durga Pujo is something one has to celebrate. Even if I am shooting, I take out time to go to the pandals, see Maa, give Anjali on Ashtami.”
Fortunately, it simply so occurred that the Pagglait actor’s schedule break was on the 4 days of Durga Puja. “I was supposed to go outdoor for a shoot, but I didn’t due to logistical issues. So, that’s why I am here in Mumbai. I wore a saree, and went pandal hopping, along with a friend’s mother. You have to take out time for Durga Pujo, there is no other option,” laughs Gupta, who was born in Kolkata.
The actor says the results of the pandemic on the celebrations have been fairly evident this time. She tells us, “This year everything wasn’t as grand and it was mostly private . But we were wearing masks and being careful. We also went for bhog.”
When it comes to Durga Puja, there are numerous issues Gupta seems ahead to, however good meals is something she doesn’t missto point out. She says, “Like khichdi, labra, payash, chutney, and just getting to see Maa’s face, it is a different feeling altogether, to see Laxmi, Saraswati, Ganesh, Kartik, asur, everybody together.”