This Friendship Day, we ask celebs about what they have been meaning to do for a long time with their best buddies.
Ritu Beri, fashion designer
I would have a party with my best friend and the party would have to be in Paris... the place I call home, the city that makes my soul dance. We would march to the beat of our own drums and celebrate life by organising a private live concert of Andrea Bocelli at the Notre Dame. We would savour the thrills of his talent in an intimate setting. It would be a wonder amongst wonders.
Uurvashi Rautela, actress and former Miss India Universe
Having lots of friends is great but none compares to your best friend. They have seen you at your best and they have also seen you at your worst. They literally know everything about you, which is why you can act like total weirdos around each other, and do all of these things that you would never dare to do with anyone else. Having said that, I want us to travel with each other’s families. We have travelled together but we never went on holidays with each other’s family members. It would be fun. Talking about weird things, I want to try a spirit board with my bestie. It may sound scary but who knows something might turn up. I also want us to invent a language that only we can understand, so it would be easier to share private things in public.
Shama Sikander, actress
I would love to go out with my gang of girls on a trip to Budapest because I recently visited that place and I am in love with that place. It’s a great venue for shopping. It has great pubs and picturesque locations to go on a selfie spree. If Budapest doesn’t really happen, maybe Barcelona. I just basically want to chill with my besties.
Pallavi Sharda, actress
I have always wanted to visit South America and go on a dance pilgrimage through Brazil, Argentina and Cuba. I don’t get much time with my friends as I travel a lot for work. Ideally, I would love to have my two best girlfriends from Melbourne with me for the trip and boogie.
Vivek Dahiya, actor
I really want to go on a road trip from Mumbai to Leh-Ladakh with my friends. Skydiving also features prominently on the list of to-do things with my friends. Once in my life I also want to visit the Great Barrier Reef in Australia with all of them
Mrunal Jain, actor
I would love to go go-karting with my close friend Keyur. You need good company for adventure sports and we bond really well. I would like to go river rafting with him as well.
Taaha Shah, actor
I think I’d love to just pack my bags and head out to an unplanned destination with my best buddy. Since we are an adventurous duo, I think we’ll ditch our wallets and do an all out ‘broke abroad’ scene. We need to execute it as soon as possible.
Brijesh Shandilya, singer
My best friend is a government official but a musician at heart. He has written a few songs and I want to compose those songs with him and sing it for him. Maybe for films or independently. Secondly, we both love to eat and we want to go on a food adventure trip where we cook and eat various delicacies on the way. Lastly, we want to go on a world tour exploring even the remotest corners of the world. But before that, I guess, we both need to earn a lot.
Shantanu Maheshwari, actor, dancer
It’s always been my wish to go with my boy gang to a randomly selected country with bare minimum money and try to survive there for a week or two at least. We would try and learn the local language, eat the local food, stay with the locals there and explore the local places. I really want to experience what it is to survive with no money at all. Hopefully, we shall accomplish this in the future sometime.
Aparshakti Khurana, actor
I want to go on a road trip with my friends to South America. Plus, I have a couple of friends with whom I grew up watching and playing cricket, so I would want to witness the 2019 cricket World Cup with them in England. Now that the best of my friends have kids, it’s time I start teaching them all the mischief that we pulled off.
Mohammad Nazim, actor
I want to bungee jump with Saurabh Pandey (TV actor). He had gone for it in Dubai and since then, he has been telling me all about it. From his narration, it sounds like a crazily wonderful thing to do and I would like to do it with him.
Vishal Mishra, music composer and singer
I would love to do an impromptu gig with my best friend. He too is a singer-songwriter and we’ve been wanting to get in a concert unplanned and do a crazy gig with live requests. No sets, no practice… just go and have a great time and give the audience a memorable performance. We jam a lot together so we know how we perform. With the audiences lapping up music, what better way to enjoy yourself than performing with your best buddy?
Vahbbiz Dorabjee, TV actress
Well, my bestie and I share the same sun sign. We are both Sagittarians. I really want to travel the world with her. She is a lot of fun to be around and is adventurous just like me. I would want to go to London, Miami and Paris among many other places with her. I want to shop, eat and have fun with her.
Raju Srivastava, comedian
Once I threw a big party and a lot of my friends attended it. One of them paid the bill and to this day I don’t know who that was. I think that was pretty crazy and memorable for me. I would like to return the favour.
Sandip Soparrkar, choreographer
For the longest time, my friend and I have been planning to go on a family holiday with our entire families. We have had a lot of disagreements on the venue as few people want to visit a beach and others want to see snowfall. Finally, all have agreed on one place and hopefully this Diwali, our vacation plans will see the light of the day.
Gourov Dasgupta, music composer
Roshin and I have been best buddies for over a decade now. Though we’ve done it all, here’s what’s left — one, we want to do a gig at Madison Square Garden together. Secondly, go for a vacation to Medellin. Thirdly, hunt and then cook a wild boar for dinner in the Great Smoky Mountains and lastly, start a campaign for Peter Griffin (Family Guy) as president!
Neha Saxsena, TV actress
I have been longing to go on a trip with my besties, we have been planning our trip and have decided to do so many things such as shark diving, cliff jumping, cave diving, sky diving and volcano trekking. These all are in my bucket list. A trip to glaciers in New Zealand is on our mind.
Jayashree Venkataraman, TV actress
Sublimotion in Spain is the world’s most expensive restaurant with a lot of different features, visual imaging, laser light shows etc. I would love to have a dinner with my best friend which costs about $2,000 per guest. Apart from that, I’d love to switch off my phone and disappear for a good 20 days with my bestie to explore different places in our own country. My sister Subrasi is my best friend too.