Television fraternity celebrates Eid Television fraternity celebrates Eid Source : Press
As the occasion of Eid arrives, the celebration of the festive occasion is in full swing. The entire nation has been soaked in the bliss of the festival. Apart from Bollywood, television industry too is in the festive mood. The telly actors and actresses have extended their special wishes to their fans by sending across beautiful messages that represent unity in diversity.
As per the reports in a leading daily, here's how the television fraternity is celebrating Eid:
Mohit Malik of Kulfi Kumar Bajewala said, "When you work on a television show, a family like bond develops between the team. In fact, we celebrate all festivals together and I think it's an amazing thing to do. It's a way to just celebrate your bond with God and I think celebrating together during Ramzan and Eid is just a way to give back to the Almighty for the blessings he showers upon us. We try to also get food from home to just add that personalized feel. I think when you start eating together, your hearts also start bonding. And if it's not possible on other days, at least this month, we did spend some time together as a family on sets."
Rajan Shahi, who is the producer of the longest running show, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai shared, "Yeh Rishta has been on air for more than nine years now and most of the crew and technicians have been working with us from day one. Since we have long schedules, people don't get to celebrate at home, so we enjoy with our work family. The thought came very naturally for us as it's a means of celebrating togetherness beyond religion and status. And not just Iftar, we also have a 10-day Ganpati celebration on set, where everyone in the team together participates in the aarti. On our sets, we make it a point to treat everyone equally, be it the technicians, hair dresser or light men. It's a conscious decision to make them feel a part of our family, and during such a gathering, we give them major responsibility to play hosts and they enjoy it wholeheartedly. The reason why India celebrates festivals is to only spread happiness and I think TV industry in its own way wants to pass the same message."
Pearl V Puri of Naagin 3 said, "We recently had an Iftar party on sets and it was a very humbling experience. We have a lot of people working together and if we can contribute some way by just getting together to eat, that's not much to do. Also, I think bonding over food is always a great thing and as Indians we don't really need a reason to celebrate and gorge on food."
Eisha Singh of Ishq Subhan Allah said, "The Iftar on sets also acted as a crash course for me to learn more about the culture. Since our show is based on Muslim background, these get-togethers taught me about the importance of the festival and how it spreads the message of brotherhood. Every day we used to enjoy Iftar with the entire team. The month definitely brought in a lot of bliss for the entire team."