Today is Raksha Bandhan but most of our TV stars are so busy with their shoots that they hardly have time to spend with their sisters. We spoke to a few to know what Raksha Bandhan means to them.
For me Raksha Bandhan
is a pious festival. I do not have real sister but have many cousin sisters for whom I am the most loved 'bhaiya
'. Since my entire family is in Dholpur I do not get time to visit them on festivals, due to work. But whenever I go back home I make sure I ask my sisters for their wish list for their gifts and try to fulfill it to the most. This is Raksha Bandhan
My brother is a complete cutie. He’s six years younger. I have always bullied him and I’m sure I’ll continue to do that until we’re both really old! There was this one time when we were both very young and I was standing on the edge of a cliff. It was not a great height thankfully, just about 12 feet or so … my brother playfully kicked me off the cliff and I ended up hurting myself nasty! He kept crying until I got better because he felt really guilty. Strangely, we bonded after this incident and grew closer. He always sides with me in all my tiffs with my parents. He stays in Delhi now but since I’ll have no break from the shoot schedule, he’ll come here.
As kids, Raksha Bandhan
to me was all about mum waking us up early, packing us off to the bathroom for a shower at an ungodly hour … My sister being younger to me, mum used to make her touch my feet. So it made me feel all grown up and responsible! My sister stays in Lucknow now. Given my crazy schedule, there’s no way I ever manage to go there on Raksha Bandhan
. So we helpless souls make the day special for each other by sending across a Rakhi
and a gift through post. We round it off with a longish chat on telephone!
Tina Dutta Raksha Bandhan
used to be one of the occasions I would wait for. Since I am here in Mumbai shooting for Uttaran
, I will miss tying Rakhi
and getting gifts that my brother usually floods me with. I adore my bro and have already couriered a Rakhi
to him in Kolkata. While he has sent me loads of gifts, half of which I am yet to unpack! All in all it brings back great memories that are cherished forever.
Shikha, my sister, is a complete darling. My sweetest memories of our time together include the nights before our most crucial exams. We’d both make it a point to literally be there for each other, make chai
or Maggi for each other, ensure that we don’t fall asleep and keep studying through the night. These are small things but warm your heart when you think back about them years later. This Raksha Bandhan
, I’ll make it a point to spend some quality time with her.
I miss my younger brother who is in Dehradun - my hometown. I have been in Mumbai for three years now and courier rakhi
's, sweets and send lots of love to my brother every year on Raksha Bandhan
In reality, I have an elder sister who is like my mother to me. She pampers me a lot and is ever ready to fight with the world for me. For Raksha Bandhan
, I gifted my sister a 'Vertu' cell phone. I am really fortunate to have her as my elder sister since I now understand her value and love for me.
Rohit Bharadwaj and Ankita Sharma who play brother-sister in Baat Hamari Pakki Hai
apparently share a great rapport both on and off screen.On the occasion of Raksha bandhan
Ankita will join Rohit at his place for a celebration lunch with his parents. She had planned a dinner yesterday but since they have a night shoot they planned it for today.Says Ankita, “Yes, I am going to celebrate rakhee
with him as I share a great chemistry with Rohit as a co-actor. And also because I miss my real brother who is in Tokyo for a sports event.”