Siblings fight, tease, prank, and knock each other down but are like magnets who can’t stay away from each other. And Raksha Bandhan is a day to celebrate this beautiful and lovely bond between a brother and sister. Bringing in the festivities with much galore, Sony Entertainment Television artists express their excitement as they share their most beloved memories with their siblings and Raksha Bandhan’s plans for this year.
Shubhavi Choksey, who essays the role of Nandini Kapoor in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2, says, “Raksha Bandhan has been an occasion when the entire family gets together and celebrates it. My younger brother Shubhendra and his best friend Anand (who is also my brother from another mother) come home for lunch, and then I tie them rakhis.
As a child, I would always fight with Shubhendra, and he is such a sweet brother that he would only smile. I would always eat from his plate and take his share of desserts. Whenever I look back, I laugh over my mischief. Honestly, as years go by, the celebrations remain the same, but the importance of the occasion has become stronger along with the bond I share with him as a sister. My brother and I don’t often meet due to our schedules and with him traveling, but I know that whenever I need an honest opinion or a shoulder to lean on, he is always there for me. He is not only my brother but also a father figure at times. No matter how busy we are in our lives, we make sure to spend this auspicious day together.”
Rajshree Thakur who plays Pallavi in ‘Appnapan… Badalte Rishton Ka Bandhan’ says, “Every year, I celebrate Rakshabandhan with my family. I have a joint family with two brothers, one is my cousin, and one is my real brother. Since my childhood, this occasion has been celebrated in a big way for many years. All of us gather at my elder brother’s house, and it’s a custom for us to make and eat Narali Bhat because it is also the occasion of Narali Purnima. Every year this delicacy made of rice and coconut is cooked by me for everyone. It’s a significant function, and all of us celebrate it with much panache. Looking forward to this year as well.”