This 12 months’s Lohri is additional particular for actor Aparshakti Khurana as a result of it’s his first together with his daughter, Arzoie. The actor plans to spend your entire day with her and even have her share of ‘rewaris, phullas and the moongfali’.
“This is Arzoie’s first Lohri and we (Aakriti Ahuja, wife and I) would have loved to have our extended family and close friends join the celebration. But that won’t be possible because of the surge in cases. There would just be us now but I am still looking forward to it because it’s my little one’s first,” Khurana tells us.
Walking down the reminiscence lane, he recollects his recollections related to the competition, “I have many good childhood memories associated with Lohri and the vibrancy of this festival. The songs, the dances, the coming together of families will always be something I’ll cherish”.
“Mumma makes us chant Til Sarhey Paap Sarhey Paapiyaan De Paap Jadhien. I can’t wait for Arzoie to grow up and chant the same in front of the holy fire with her mouth full of popcorn and rewaris,” he says.
The Helmet star continues, “Arzoie is too small right now to learn about this festival but I plan to give all my time to her and even have her share of ‘rewaris, phullas and the moongfali! Even if it ruins my calorie count for the day”.
The household meant to go have a good time the competition in Khurana’s hometown, Chandigarh. However, they are going to now have a good time it in Mumbai, as Khurana mentions, “we want everyone around us to be safe and sound and hence thought to alter the plans a little and have an intimate Lohri celebration”.
“To be honest, being stuck in a pandemic isn’t a nice feeling altogether but we need to be conscious citizens and do our bit to come out of it instead of fretting over,” provides the 34-year-old.
According to Khurana, the harvest competition is about prosperity, heat and most significantly, well being — all of that are essential within the pandemic period.
“These things become really important because this year we’ll need to not just pray but also actively do something for our health and the health of others. Most of which includes staying at homes or stepping only if necessary and not to forget taking necessary precautions,” he says whereas concluding with a prayer.
“I wish that this 2022 becomes the year when we become Covid free and can finally go back to the old normal while taking the new lessons that this Covid era has taught us,” he ends on an optimistic word.