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Celebs share their Raksha Bandhan plans and the significance of the day

Raksha Bandhan is today and everyone is ready to celebrate the special occasion with their loved ones. Celebs too have made their Raksha Ban...

Raksha Bandhan is today and everyone is ready to celebrate the special occasion with their loved ones. Celebs too have made their Raksha Bandhan plans for this year. They reveal the same while talking about the significance of Raksha Bandhan and the relationship they share with your brother or sister. They also talk about being emotionally dependent on their siblings and the best thing about having one. Here’s what they said:

Somy Ali
It’s one of my most meaningful occasions. I am very close to my younger brother and given we live in two separate States as he is in Los Angeles and I am in Miami, it’s hard to apply any of the rituals attached to this beautiful occasion. However, if he happens to be in Miami at the time, I definitely tie a rakhi and cherish the meaning behind this amazing concept. My organisation will soon become bi-coastal, as I am planning to work with the victims in Los Angeles. And then, I will get to see my brother more often.

Himanshu Malhotra
My sister Dharti has strictly told me to stay at home as she would visit me and tie rakhi this Raksha Bandhan. Even my sister Pooja has sent Rakhi for me and my brother Mohit. I have to shop for gifts. Raksha Bandhan is about developing and enhancing the bond. Sisters are beautiful, they take care of you in every aspect. Whenever my sister and I meet we go to Iskon, have some food, and spend time with each other. She is very precious to me. My sister Pooja also always stays in touch with me. It’s a loving and caring bond. My sisters are simple and pure and I am not emotionally dependent on anyone

Aditya Deshmukh
We usually go to our cousins place and have a party there. We have karaoke sessions and flaunt our talents. I don’t have a real sister but I love my cousin sisters. The only thing that matters to me is that you just show them how much you care for them, how much you love them on that particular day. I love them everyday. On this day, I get to spend time with them and my family and that’s the most important thing. I have a real brother and I do have fights with him at times. Our thought processes don’t match most of the time. My Bhabhi is like my sister and she is like the mediator between me and my brother. I enjoy my cousin's company and share everything with them. I am not emotionally dependent on my cousins or my siblings. 

Nivedita Basu
My sister and I don’t really celebrate Raksha Bandhan. As kids, we used to send virtual wishes to our cousins. My sister was super strict as a child, but she was very protective of me. Over the years we have gotten closer but we still fight. We are emotionally dependent on each other. I like to keep my feelings to myself and do my things on my own. From childhood, our father made sure that we stayed a close-knit family. I used to tie rakhis to some of my cousins but I don’t believe in the ritual for a day because I have the same feeling all through the year.

Jay Zaveri
Any festival is the one time when we get to meet our extended family. So this Raksha Bandhan we will meet at my aunt’s place and all my buas will tie rakhis to my father and my sisters and cousins to me, and this is how we celebrate every year. I have one sister and I love her a lot. Raksha Bandhan is more significant for my sister because she is always expecting some expensive gifts from my side (laughs), our relationships is like that of Tom and Jerry. We love each other but most of the time we are fighting for the smallest of things but I guess that’s the beauty of a brother-sister relationship. She is dadi ma, and good support in my life. Whenever I am in a difficult situation or have some decisions to make, she will talk to me and help. If she wants to confront me then she will message me and not talk to me and that’s how our relationship is.

Ashoka Thackur
This Raksha Bandhan we have planned to go out somewhere and stay for a day, so in this way, the whole family will celebrate the day. I have a big family and have 5 sisters. Every Raksha Bandhan we meet and my sisters tie me rakhis. We talk about our childhood memories, click photos and pull each other’s legs. We all love each other, and our internal connections are very strong. We wait for this festival every year because on this day all of us come together. Seeing their love for me makes me really happy and they wait for their gifts. I am the youngest among all and I can’t explain this emotion. Whenever we meet we all become kids once again and forget that we have grown up.

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