Monday, Aug 03, 2020 | Last Update : 09:27 PM IST

132nd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra44122827680915576 Tamil Nadu2576131964834132 Andhra Pradesh158764828861474 Delhi1376771233174004 Karnataka134819577252496 Uttar Pradesh92921533571730 West Bengal75516527301678 Telangana6766048609551 Gujarat63675466892482 Bihar5727036637322 Rajasthan4441031216706 Assam4290532385105 Haryana3651929690433 Odisha3491321955236 Madhya Pradesh3353523550886 Kerala259121446383 Jammu and Kashmir2141613127396 Punjab1785311466423 Jharkhand121884513115 Chhatisgarh9608699158 Uttarakhand7593443786 Goa6530466853 Tripura5248346323 Puducherry3806230952 Manipur283117377 Himachal Pradesh2654150813 Arunachal Pradesh19359693 Nagaland19356484 Chandigarh111769819 Meghalaya8742645 Sikkim6582891 Mizoram4702580
  Entertainment   Bollywood  29 Sep 2019  Made In China stars Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy reveal their best Navratri memories

Made In China stars Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy reveal their best Navratri memories

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 29, 2019, 6:12 pm IST
Updated : Sep 29, 2019, 6:23 pm IST

Joining in the festive spirit is none other than the actor par excellence - Rajkummar Rao and his on screen leading lady Mouni Roy.

Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy.
 Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy.

Mumbai: It's the first day of Navratri today and the energy around the country is that of sizzling celebration. Joining in the festive spirit is none other than the actor par excellence - Rajkummar Rao and his on screen leading lady Mouni Roy who celebrate the onset of the season with a special feeling and connection.

This year, on Diwali, the duo will be seen headlining the story of a small time Gujarati businessman from Ahmedabad who makes it big after a crazy turn of events for "Made in China". The film is set and rooted deeply within the Gujarati culture making this festival count more this year

 

Talking about his Navratri memories, Raj says, “I grew up in Gurugram, and over there, Navratri was about pooja-path and fasting, and watching Ram Leela being performed by local actors. I used to observe the fast with my mother on all the nine days. I do that even now, though I can’t continue for all the nine days. At that time, I saw garba only in films. During my years in the Film and Television Institute, we used to celebrate all the festivals. I had a Bengali friend with whom I would visit Durga Puja pandals. Now, Patralekhaa  and I visit pandals together and offer prayers. We’re regulars at a pandal in Andheri and we’ve also been to Dadar Shivaji Park. I’ve also been to many garba-dandiya pandals, where I’ve always felt a high energy among people. The same festival is celebrated differently across India and everything co-exists. That’s the beauty of a country like ours.”

 

Admitting that he loves dancing, Rajkummar shares, “I enjoy dancing and garba is among my favorite dance forms. It’s so synchronized and beautiful to look at. In fact, I love dancing so much that I have danced in random baraats with people I don’t know. Uske baad kai baar jaake shaadiyon mein khaana bhi khaya hai. During my years in Gurugram, I was part of a dance group and have performed Bhangra, Odissi, Haryanvi and Rajasthani folk dance forms. It’s something that makes me very happy.”

Delving into her memories around Navratri or Pujo festivities, Mouni says, “Navratri is celebrated across the country in different ways. Call her Maa Durga or Ambe, she is the Mother we worship.

 

As children, Durga Puja was very special — pandals, onjoli, dancing, enjoying some amazing food, hanging out with friends and wearing new clothes. When I was studying in Delhi, I would go back home (Kolkata) to be with my parents during the festival. When I came to Mumbai, I was introduced to Navratri celebrations and garba outings. I see the same enthusiasm here, too — dandiya raas, garba, colourful clothes, young and happy faces, and some fabulous music.”

Tags: rajkummar rao, mouni roy, made in china, dinesh vijan, mikhil musale
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)